Clogh Oughter Castle. Killeshandra. Co Cavan

Artist. Martin Gaffney MIDI

Pastel on Canvas.

December 2017


Artist. Martin Gaffney MIDI

Commission No.150

Commissioned by Saiid Ordibehesht

Date. 31 May 2017

Media. Chalk Pastel on Canvas


‘Stonewall’ is a graphic illustration of the dry stone walls found in the West of Ireland. Originally photographed as a series by Gaffney on Inismeann in the early 1990s, the painted works evoke a sense of ‘balance and grace.


The wall structure is painted as a solid black silhouette against a late evening sky of graduating azures. For the artist, the stonewall is the embodiment of human endeavour created with purpose and imagination in a form that is made from the sum of its own parts.


Stonewalls are an important element in the vernacular of the West of Ireland farm landscape.


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