“During my visits there I was stunned by the steep, near-vertical walls, and gigantic steel sluice gates fifteen metres below sea level,” said Brian, “the contrast between the massive ships and industrial machinery towering above the workers was something I found irresistible given its dramatic visual appeal. But the extraordinary range of the dock’s muted tones contrasting so starkly against the vibrant colours of the ships, with nothing but steel gates to prevent this hidden world from being engulfed by the sea, took my breath away.”
Just realised it's been exactly 40 (40!!!) years since my self-portrait sold at the 1981 Douglas Hyde Irish Exhibition of Living Art. How the heck did that happen?
A review of my Masquerade exhibition by Ciara Ferguson in the Irish Independent and one I shall treasure.