Sitting staring at the horizon from the end of Dun Laoghaire pier, the night was ending and the day beginning. The early morning clouds danced around the sky, revealing the ever-changing colours behind them, whilst the sea bounced back the light and movement it did not care to absorb.
Sean Scully, the Irish artist, recounts a story of Eva, a terminally ill girl who was fascinated by his photograph called ‘Land, Sea, Sky’. When she died, this photograph was at the end of her bed. Sean believed Eva had been entranced by the photograph’s horizon – a non existent place we all stare at and dream.
It felt appropriate to me to create a bespoke piece for ‘Make a wish’ with a horizon at it’s heart. Here’s to always hoping, dreaming and wishing. Here’s to Eva.