The Sound of Ravens, a new body of work by visual artist Wendy Dison, opened on Saturday 3rd November at Uillin: West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen. The exhibition includes mixed media paintings and sculptures in wire, plaster and paper. Vessels for Memories is an assemblage of fired clay vessels.
‘Ravens are a permanent presence around our house. When I walk on the mountain ravens fly over to see what is happening and I wonder if they recognise me. In many cultures ravens are a mythic symbol of death or are thought of as messengers or omens.
‘After my mother died I walked on the mountain and thought about the ravens and how empty it would be if I couldn’t hear their cranking. The birds became a metaphor that enable me to explore my grief.’ Wendy Dison