Drill or Drop
An underlying concern for how our natural environment is changing due to social and economic pressures is at the heart of my interests. Specific circumstances have made this a more urgent issue lately as the economic crisis has accelerated the issuing of licenses to private companies involved in the commercial exploitation of natural resources, which have previously been under the control of the state in Ireland. Drill or Drop is an exploration into the effects that hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, will potentially have on our landscape. The miniatures created in the photographs depict areas which are currently proposed for fracking. These images are not meant to sway the publics opinion but to highlight the issue.
Ieva Baltaduonyte • Joseph Carr • Brian Cregan • David Doherty • Brendan Grimes • Rachael Hegarty • Caroline McNally • Tracy O'Brien • Sinead O'Neill • Katie O'Neill • Lauren Pritchard • Lyndsey Putt •