Yes indeed, what to do? After the festivities are festivitied - after all the ceremonies, the lighting of candles, the opening of presents, the cooking and the eating of Christmas breakfasts and dinners, the near disasters, the cranberry sauces, the stuffing, the turkey sandwiches, the Christmas cake, the sweets, the mince pies - things go quiet; and then, what do you do?
Well, you might be interested in a nice leisurely visit to one of my old art exhibitions. Here’s a link to one that I had in the renovated Crumlin Road Jail in Belfast in 2009. You can also listen to a podcast about it from there.
But some people will be sitting down with a good book - at last, some peace and quiet - others taking to the couch to watch the telly, others going for walks, trying to regain the use of their legs and of course there’s you, sitting at the computer (or is it the new Ipad?) and you’re looking for inspiration. Well, you’re not alone. That’s what I’m at, too.
Well, this couch comes from an art installation I’ve put together a couple of times. It’s from an exhibition about the homeless and it was an installation of drawings in black marker on cardboard. If you were out on the street, what would you long for? Somewhere comfortable to sit, maybe? I don’t know, lucky for me, I was never in that situation.
If you want to see more images from that exhibition, (it was a travelling exhibition that went to Dublin, Limerick, Belfast and Port Laoise and it was reviewed by Cristín Leach in the Sunday Times), you could click on:
So there’s some thoughts of mine, I’d love to hear from you. I'd appreciate your feedback. You could follow my blog if you like and get weekly updates - see: https://emacl.wordpress.com/
Just one more item of news for you: I’ll be having a solo show in Áras Éanna on the Aran Islands in June 2015. I’ll let you know about that nearer the time. In the meantime, "Ath Bhlian faoi Mhaise dhaoibh" (happy New Year) to all my friends on The Wild Geese.
Slán go fóill, Eoin