Abandoned Structures in the Landscape
My practice centres on the exploration of place, location and abandoned structures in the landscape.
• Abandoned buildings/ places where nature erodes, degrades and impacts on them.
• Buildings boarded-up resounding with atmosphere of abandonment, neglect, and dilapidation. Structures near collapse with temporary supports seemingly have no value, but still protected and secured in some way.
• Entrances blocked off, but buildings still open to the elements.
Bull Island: the impact of the sea, wind, and erosion on manmade structures resulting in degrading and rusting of metal and deterioration of concrete.
Kerry Houses and farm outbuildings in Black Valley – house abandoned and boarded-up, but has new roof and new lock on door.
Dun Laoghaire School House: Old windows in abandoned and derelict schoolhouse allowing a view of walled garden beyond. Each window is unique in form and deterioration, missing glass but offering individual and different aspects of the view beyond.