It has been a real pleasure visiting Ireland, driving through wild and infinite looking, light green landscapes attached to incredibly high cliffs, with the wind, so strong that could blow us away. To sit down in the fields full of grass, so grown and dispersive, what an experience... we could loose ourselves. Driving across the Clare county, most specifically following the wild Atlantic way, we drove down to the west, reaching this breathtaking spot. With such a beautiful environment, how to blame Star Wars Director for choosing this location for filming a part of the their movie? 🎥 Loop Head, this is the name of this place, was in fact selected for the extreme famous episode of the saga named “the last Jedi”. Once arrived here and parked our car, we’ve been guided from a kind lady to the top of the lighthouse (23M high), where we got information about the building and could benefit from an amazing view. During a nice and clear day, you’ll be able to see the Connemara mountains (north) and the blasket islands (south). Have you ever been on the top of a lighthouse? If yes, which one? For us it was the first time 💫.
Last day in Ireland 🇮🇪 was a lot of fun. Drove down to Kilkee and Loop Head Lighthouse to see the cliffs. It was a lot of driving, but the scenery was well worth it. This trip has been everything I had hoped it be, I can’t wait to start planning the next one. Australia 🇦🇺 is on deck next! #ireland#travel#loophead
There has been a lighthouse at Loop Head since 1670, originally a signal fire on the roof of a single-storey cottage (which can still be seen on the grounds), where the lightkeeper lived.
The present tower, which stands 23 metres high, was built in 1854. The range of the light is 23 nautical miles and its ‘character’ is a white light flashing four times in 20 seconds. The operation was converted to electricity in 1871, and automated in 1991.
Locked Box is a fine art photographer who is nameless, ageless and genderless. Residing and working in Ireland the photographer is currently involved in exploring the landscape and creating visual impressions that generate more questions than answers. The work is produced in camera with minimal clean edits and does not resort to the use of layers or excessive image manipulation software. These pieces are really rather stunning when up close and personal – and make for very striking wall art indeed.
The work is influenced from the secessionists Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen. The Pictorialism of Julia Margaret Cameron is a foil reference to the over edited, lemming-like landscape art photography where practitioners queue up to take the same scene with only minimal artistic interpretation in the field and maximum influence from image editing software.
Fabulously and expertly printed and framed behind glass, by ‘The Copper House Fine Art Printing Gallery’ – complete with stamps of authenticity.
This image is from Series 1 – it is image number 9 and is one of an extremely limited edition (number 1 of 10). ⌨️for more info: www.kilbahagallery.com.
Superb original bronze sculpture, in the beautiful, striking, ‘Connolly signature style’ we have become familiar with, this proud horse is certainly not going to be in the Gallery for long. At only approx 13 inches in height, it won’t require huge space in your office or home but this elegant and beautifully sculpted boy is guaranteed to pack a punch wherever he is placed.
A gorgeous size, shape and indeed price point to add to your domestic or indeed corporate collection – or to gift to an important client, board member or generally significant other.
‘August Showers’. We love the typically moody #WestClare sky & beautifully coloured hedgerows depicted perfectly in this mixed media creation, by Carmel T Madigan. One of three beautiful new pieces just in by the artist 💚🧡💙
Another striking bronze by #Seamusconnolly , standing over 25” in height and emanating sheer pride and grace 💚His gorgeous green patina would fit right in against any setting. This guy will be on kilbahagallery.com very soon.
My woman crush Wednesday goes to this fearless woman. I have a hunch I’ve lost her somewhere along the road I’ve been on. I’d like her spirit and her fearlessness to come back.
I had NO fear on that trip. I was BY MYSELF. Enjoying each day and what was given to me. I had no one to lean on. I had only myself and the man upstairs.
Why now, do I try to lean on SO many other people instead of myself? What changed!? I’m desperately in search of her and I hope I find her soon. Why? Because she’s a bad ass redhead and I need that fire back in my life. #wcw#womancrushwednesday#beyourowncrush#findyourinnerbadass#fearless#irelandtrip#onthecliffs#loophead#theoceanbeneathme#theskyaboveme