“To forget one’s ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root” – Chinese Proverb
The latest solo exhibition by Dee McKiernan explores the places, histories, lives, times and personal stories of her ancestors. This body of work seeks to present stories and memories in a manner which strengthens the links with those who have gone before, thus enhancing our understanding and insights into the past.
The title “From a rich and fertile soil” reflects the artist’s belief that, like trees and other plants, each generation of family is a product of the lives, values and beliefs of those who have gone before. It is from this soil that our families and communities grow. Many of the art works will be accompanied by writings by the artist’s mother, Imelda McKiernan.
“From a rich and fertile soil” will run in Athlone’s Aidan Heavey Public Library from Monday December 2nd to Saturday December 14th, 2019. The exhibition will be officially opened at 6.30pm on Thursday 5th December. This is a free event and all are welcome. The artist acknowledges the support received from Westmeath County Council Arts Office.