Digital photography, watercolour, marker and acrylic paint on arches cold pressed 300gsm paper
Aoife Ruth’s series, Promenade, explores the environment of the Royal Canal, specifically the Clonsilla – Coolmine section. Using a range of media and strategies, the artist has created a series of works that explore tensions between the fabricated and organic aspects of the canal. Her approach is inspired by the construction of the canal, its original use and how it has evolved to the space it is today. Originally constructed to transport goods in the industrial age, the artist has noticed a swift change in the number of visitors to the canal, due to the unprecedented virus we currently face.