ARAN WALLS

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The landscape of Inis Mór is dominated by its very makeup of Limestone.

Unique patterns and formations separated from the mainland 10,000 years ago, at the end of the last ice age when sea levels rose by 100 metres. The limestone has been weathered into terraces, separated by fragile and softer layers of clay.

These clay layers lead to undercutting and eventual collapse of the limestone strata, creating numerous caves and passages. These natural artifacts create uniquely interesting patterns on the landscape.

Living alongside this, is mans intervention in the wild natural space, where another rhythm manifests.

Hundreds of chaotic wall structures co exist alongside the natural, ancient formations of the land. The construction of the walls themselves reflect mans attempts to put order and structure on this challenging space, a wild chunk of Limestone on the Atlantic seaboard.

Daragh continues to work on this project. Join the mailing list to be kept updated on when the exhibition will take place.


The Irish Arts Review published a 6 page photo essay by Stephanie McBride in Autumn 2018.
See IRISH ARTS REVIEW ARTICLE
ARAN WALLS

The landscape of Inis Mór is dominated by its very makeup of Limestone.

Unique patterns and formations separated from the mainland 10,000 years ago, at the end of the last ice age when sea levels rose by 100 metres. The limestone has been weathered into terraces, separated by fragile and softer layers of clay.

These clay layers lead to undercutting and eventual collapse of the limestone strata, creating numerous caves and passages. These natural artifacts create uniquely interesting patterns on the landscape.

Living alongside this, is mans intervention in the wild natural space, where another rhythm manifests.

Hundreds of chaotic wall structures co exist alongside the natural, ancient formations of the land. The construction of the walls themselves reflect mans attempts to put order and structure on this challenging space, a wild chunk of Limestone on the Atlantic seaboard.

Daragh continues to work on this project. Join the mailing list to be kept updated on when the exhibition will take place.


The Irish Arts Review published a 6 page photo essay by Stephanie McBride in Autumn 2018.
See IRISH ARTS REVIEW ARTICLE