I went to Ireland about three months ago now (wow, it’s been that long?) and I finally got the money around to getting the rolls from my trip developed. I shot everything using my precious fuji natura classica (bless that camera’s little soul.) I spent two and a half weeks in the Burren, where I studied and made work at the Burren College of Art.
We then spent a few days in Dublin before heading back to the United States. This was my second time in Dublin, but my first time visiting the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA, as in, IMMA look at some hella rad art.) We also went to the Natural History Museum, where we saw one of the highlights of my trip, the bog bodies. Holla.
I can’t wait to travel again. I make photos all of the time, but they are so constructed. It feels good to just go out and take pictures without having to think too much or contemplate concepts or piece together a thesis. I’m already looking forward to my next adventure, whatever that may be.
Greetings from the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland, which is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. I will be in the Burren for three weeks, exploring this unique Irish landscape. The Burren is a special place, with different limestone and rock formations by the sea. Read more about it here, mostly because I’m far too lazy to do all the explanation myself.
The Burren College of Art is part of an old castle, so yeah, I’m going to school in a castle for the next three weeks. I don’t mean to brag, but… Get on my level. OH WAIT YOU CAN’T BECAUSE I’M IN A CASTLE. #bye
So, for the next almost month, I’ll be here making art in my own studio space. I’m really looking forward to what kind of breakthroughs I will have and what kind of art I will produce.
But now, what you’re really here for: the photos.
I took all these babies on my iPhone. My favorite is the shot I took from the plane when leaving Chicago. Next favorite is my friend and classmate Jess, looking out one of the windows in the Castle. And yes, that is some dank mold growing on that table with the wine glass. Delicious.
Now I must get back to work. Keep an eye out for a new post nearly everyday about my adventures here.