After The Gorse Fire

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Mixed media on board, size 92cm high x 122cm wide




Brayhead was ablaze for a numer of days, leaving the earth black and scorched with bare rock almost like a naked body exposed. Painting this, I could smell the burnt earth and I could feel the vulnerability of the landscape under the relentless fire.

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I approach my work by laying down layers to build up the surface so to invite the viewer to touch the work, to have a tactile experience.

Rachel Kerr

About the Artist

Rachel Kerr is a contemporary Irish artist, living and
working in Co. Wicklow, Ireland.