An abandoned thatched cottage in the west of Ireland, with all the furnishings just left to decay. I was struck by the cool light flooding into the darkened boarded-up room, and the beautiful textures of the rusting butter churn. The torn lace curtain looked to me like milk pouring from a jug.
BUTTERMILK, egg tempera, 25.4 x 20 cm (10" x 8")
© Fergus A Ryan, 2009 Private collection
Exhibited Royal Hibernian Academy 2010
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