The Music of What Happens

A series of small (8cm) 3D steel drawings in oxidised steel, brazed and waxed.

Made in response to the sweeps and dips of the landscape.

A set was shown as part of Beyond Edges at Ards Arts Centre in Autumn 2022.

Each individual piece has its own character.

And they cast great shadows.


A rowan like a lipsticked girl.
Between the by-road and the main road
Alder trees at a wet and dripping distance
Stand off among the rushes.

There are the mud-flowers of dialect
And the immortelles of perfect pitch
And that moment when the bird sings very close
To the music of what happens.

Seamus Heaney

The first versions of this series emerged from a lockdown project created by violinist Michael Trainor in 2020, supported by Arts Council Northern Ireland.

Bach Re-Imagined invited three practitioners  to respond to violin sonatas and partitas by J.S. Bach (1685-1750). In my case, Sarabande, the third movement from his D minor Partita.

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