In Christian legend it is believed that the first carnation bloomed when the Virgin Mary wept at the crucifixion of her son, her tears fell to the earth. Carnations sprang forth from each spot where the Virgin Marys tears stained the earth. This legend led to the theory that carnation earned its name from incarnation. Using the meaning of the flowers and the process of phototherapy this work explores the loss and grief of the death of my sister. By photographing portraits of carnations, I am searching for her and to feel her presence. Each carnation representing each year that she is missed but also how beautiful and delicate, she was born sleeping.
Nicola Devlin • Emily Esdale • Raymond Evans • Ayshe Kelleher • Teresa Lyle • Oonagh McAteer • Ciaran O'Neill • Hannah Ellen Taylor • Nathaniel Valdevieso • Emma Williams • Shannen Woods •