Studio Practice

Tommy Lysaght ( stoneworker) carving and working with the stone over a durational period. Shot at my studio in Cork Film Centre.

Discovering the perspectival effect, how the stone is in the present yet approaches the past at the same time.

[Stone Worlds : Narrative and Reflexivity in Landscape Archaeology]

Through the actions of carving, etching, hammering and smoothing there is an interaction that is a combination of physical, intellectual and emotional work. The process is a myriad of hesitations, decision making,acceptance, rejection of ideas, failure, change and conquering. It allows an interpretive discourse where the sediment that transpires can be transformed through our presence. An access to poetic interpretations, it brings forth a world of stories, metaphors, allegory, concepts.




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