‘Seoda’ is the gaelic word for treasure.
My exhibition 'Seoda-Treasure Under Foot' showcases my observations of the flora & fauna of Killaun Bogland Reserve, Birr.
Following an eco-walk with Dr. John Feehan, my fascination with our raised bogs in Ireland have led to this exhibition.
It amazed me how, in this environment in particular ,this natural wilderness, from the largest to the smallest living bug, plant & mammal had adapted its behaviour and sometimes physical characteristics to survive.
The array of unique and endemic wild flowers, plants, sedges, mosses, gorse and myriads of wildlife have adapted to this environment and the change of season bring with it a kaleidoscope of colour, light and new life.
My exhibition 'Seoda-Treasure Under Foot' evolved, and further exploration throughout the different habitats within the bog, of heath and wet woodland areas of Abbeyleix Bog, Clara Bog, Boora Bog, Sharavogue, and Killaun and further afield, led to another exhibition 'Seoda-Treasure of the Wetlands'.
This exhibition was launched at Abbeyleix Bog, and subsequently travelled to venues all over the country.
Many people were fascinated that this treasure of wilderness and wildlife were right on their doorstep!!
The work from this exhibition was featured on TG4's 'Imeall' arts programme on the 28th November 2013.
Tina was filmed in Killaun Bog, Birr, Co. Offaly, in conversation with John Sheahan of The Dubliners.
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