Precipice follows on from her previous exhibition The Big Sky and recent exhibition Erris at the Royal Hibernian Academy. The work was made over recent months in Mayo focusing on a stretch of headland from Port a’Clóidh to An Rinn Rua, Erris Peninsula, North Mayo which comprises of a complex diversity of rock formations and geology.
A visual interpretation of the work of local historians, Treasa Ní Ghearraigh and Uinsíonn Mac Graith who have researched and published ‘The Placenames and Heritage of Dún Chaocháin’. Drawing on living memory and local oral history, they have recorded the given Irish Language names assigned to rock formations, cliffs and areas of land before they pass out of the vocabulary of everyday life. The Point of Deliverance, The Thieving Ledge, The Three Hags of the Promontory, The Ledge of the Eagles, The Fool’s Hollow to name few.
Amelia Stein is a member of the RHA and of Aosdána. Her work can be found in private and public collections in Ireland and abroad.