See still from the storm ceremony I performed using this vessel under 2017, Ireland, video. Video under construction.
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This vessel was inserted as an offering in several landscapes. It was the first sculpture I made in Ireland, crocheted from a lily-like plant, emerging in the spring, on every street. I wove herbs into it and eventually released it to the wind beside a stone portal tomb.
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A crocheted basket made from local plants and herbs, left in a nook at the entrance to Bernard Castle, Bandon, Cork. My grandfather was the gardener prior to emigrating to the US.
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Foregrounded by giant shrubs planted eons ago.
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Images of Cernunnos, the Gaul/Celtic god of flora and fauna can be found on the Gundastrup cauldron. The cauldron was left an offering and was broken into pieces before being thrown into a bog.
I offered my crocheted version of Cernunnos to an abandoned stone cottage after performing a ceremony in its midst.
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offering testes and vertebrae
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This head piece was worn during a ceremony that honored the flight of my ancestors from Ireland during the potato famine and in 1800 during a recession due to oppressive British rule.
The headpiece, tail feathers and wings were thrown into the landscape at the end of the ceremony.
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Another image on the Gundestrup Cauldron was a woman having her hair braided.
This braided head was crocheted using local plants and set on a sheep rib bone and placed in the wall of a burial ground after a ceremony. The bones were found walking to this site.
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This mask was worn during several ceremonies and then cast over a cliff and left in the landscape.
A collection of items either constructed or found, derived from the landscape. Each was used in a ceremony. Sheep bones were partially encased in grasses, leaving only small areas exposed when they were found and collected.
Barbed wire fences caught wool from nearby grazing sheep.
A torc necklace was made from woven strips of the phormium plant, sheep teeth hung from the front.
Medicinal herbs were collected and made part of the sculptures.