The estate of Emo Court is a man made mark
on the Irish landscape. I created a temporary image
on the large back field leading down to the lake. This image is
visible from the sculpture yard of the house and the back porch.
The image consists of my own finger print scaled up to fit within
the visible confines of the field (100 million times original size). This is a human mark on
the land, but not as the usual architectural or agricultural mark.
This image was combined with two others in a previous work,
an etching entitled "Paternity Suite: Legacy". The word
'Legacy' has many connotations of inheritance, history,
lineage, both on a personal and cultural level. The "Paternity
Suite" series is inspired by the birth of my daughter, a
humbling experience, and this mark on the ground is a further
declaration of my mortal existence alongside the rest of
humanity. This will pass, but something else will be left
behind, perhaps only a memory.
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