LORRAINE WHELAN : MY TOWER OF STRENGTH : 1992 - 1998
My Tower of Strength
Siamsa Tire, Tralee; St. John's Art Centre, Listowel; Wexford
Art Centre; Newry & Mourne Arts Centre; The Court House, Cavan; The
Courthouse Art Centre, Tinahely
Exhibition touring 1994-1998
These paintings are informed by historical, mythical, & emotional
responses to sacred places. Structurally these paintings are based
upon windows of both ecclesiastic & secular ruins and it is
the actual rebuilding of architecture in paint which enhances the
magic of these places for me. The collective title of this body
of work is derived from the Latin motto on my family coat of arms:
Turris Fortis Mihi Deus (i.e., God is my tower of strength).
The earliest of these paintings, completed in 1992 were first exhibited
as part of a group exhibition "Me & Nine Others" at Cedar
Ridge Creative Centre, Scarborough (Canada) in March/April 1992.
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