2018 – September

Artist in Residence – Eileen Ryan – USA 

Eileen’s research at Interface began by exploring and archiving the Inagh Valley’s geological fingerprint. She collected minerals, plants and natural pigments from the landscape to include in her ‘atlas of places [I’ve] migrated to. Through this process, I was introduced to gorse, a prevalent thorny bush with soft yellow nutty scented petals that dotted the green landscape with swathes of bright yellow. Upon further investigation, I learned of the gorse’s many uses including agricultural, medicinal, spiritual and folkloric. My research continues with the gorse as I test and explore its many benefits.’