Creative Coast 2019
I want to be still here
to pretend for a time that I need never leave
to watch the light shift and paint this place with magic
to follow the tides in their endless dance
and watch the wind as it gently crafts the sky
For is it really a lie?
My heart holds this place closer than any other
and while life has made me a visitor
a traveller who abides only for a time
there are other lives buried deep in time and memory
there must be for I know this place as home.
The ongoing collaboration of the Copeland Collective presented this exhibition as part of the Creative Peninsula 2019. To formulate their work, each artist selected a special place on the Ards Peninsula and produced art work inspired by their chosen site.
I chose Green Island in Bar Hall Bay near Ballyquintin point and here's why -
"as a poet, I am drawn to this, and places like it. Their otherworldliness and timelessness give me space to be silent and to explore the landscape within, to explore impressions and experiences. The silence inspires, challenges and repairs. It feels like home."