For me the sea and the shores in Ireland hold vestiges of the near and ancient past while also being catalogue to a current and tangible present. The proximity to water in my youth is integral to my consciousness. With twenty years of return trips to and from Ireland I continue to investigate the importance of that landscape as a physical and visual connection to another place and time. These works conjures smells and memories that root me. They are enacted instinctively with little pre-calculation. The site-specific works act as sketchbook studies and fresh experimentation for larger works to come. In recent years and with fourteen years visiting the Burren region in County Clare I explore place, identity, memories, and the subconscious in relation to being an immigrant and in self-imposed exile from family.