Standing Stone 600x800 Earths collected within half a mile of the stone
The Dingle peninsula in Ireland is rich in antiquities. This moss-encrusted stone stands at a spectacular coastal viewpoint where, within a 180-degree arc, its asymmetrically-shaped top is echoed about eight times by other landscape features, in this case a hilltop cairn, and elsewhere in promontories and small mountains. The discovery, within a very short distance, and by pure chance, of sea cliffs of olive and turquoise greens, lilacs and tans behind a golden strand was very exciting. These colours are now central to my palette.