H O M E
This collection of work is driven by my desire to be apart of the conservation and preservation of our beautiful native Grey and Common seals here in Ireland. "Home" was made to highlight the fragility of our shared environments. The species was first identified in Ireland in 1836 although they have been present in Irish waters for at least 7000 years. Seals were the first protected species ever and have been protected since the 1970' s under Irish Law. The mortality rate maybe up to 50%, Grey and Common seals are extremely sensitive to any disturbances at their breeding sites. Which can result in females losing their maternal bonds. Seal Rescue Ireland is the only seal rescue centre in the Republic of Ireland. They provide care for abandoned and injured seal pups all year around. My work is to evoke conservation awareness of these charismatic animals and our deteriorating oceans. We have a symbiotic relationship with the ocean similar to the seals.
Chiara Corbatto • Maree Egan • Mira Kalliomäki • David Lowsley • Max Rooney • Flora V. Guerra Busso • Miriam Ward •