I make essences from water. I have collected icebergs in the Arctic from a tall ship, wandered the desert of New Mexico, and stood on the tip of the Cape of Good Hope. In these places and where ever I am, my intention is always to try to communicate with the water that is there, this most beautiful life-giving force of nature. Each body of water is totally unique. It has its own physical and spiritual history, its own mineral content, and its own unique vibration that it imparts on living beings that it encounters. If you’ve ever had a drink from a crystal clear mountain stream, and one from an ancient well or a swim in the sea, you will know that all water is not the same. My life’s work is to understand and communicate with water. I explore it, in all its layers, the tiny micro-organisms that live in one drop, the huge oceans and ocean creatures, lakes, rivers, clouds,mist, rain, sleet, hale, icebergs, and glaciers. I live on the North West coast of Ireland and it rains here a lot, mostly pure North Atlantic water, swept up in the storms above Greenland and Iceland.

Le Gear (b.1985)

A graduate of GMIT CCAM, Le Gear has exhibited solo at (2018) Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus (DE)

(2017 ) Water Senses | Leitrim Sculpture Centre.  Trace at the Center of Contemporary Art, Gdansk (2015)

Polar Forces: universe of an iceberg at LSC (2013). Water that Sleeps at Galway Arts Centre (2009)

 

Group shows include

Solas Nua | New Voices of Ireland | Washington DC 2018

Artworks at Carlow Visual (IE)

2016 [Art_Ecology] LAAW + SFAI present Tributaries Santa Fe Art Institute

Phase Change – Northern Spark (US)

Et Si On S’etati Trompe at the Centre Cultural Irelandais (2015) Contemporary

Art at Tell in the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland (2014) Eight Gallery, Dublin

(2014), Crystalline at the Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown (2012) and

Ev+a (2008)

 

Residencies include an upcoming residency at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Centre (2019)

Land Arts of the American West and SFAI (2016)  CCA Laznia (2014), Leitrim Sculpture Centre (2013), Arctic Circle (2012), Fire Station

Artists’ Studios (2011) Iceland (SIM, 2012/09) Cill Rialig, (2011) Tyrone Guthrie (2010) and Limerick City Gallery of Art (2008)

 

Link to a recent interview Women that Run with Waves

Painting in Text