Artist(s): Nuala Clarke with Crystal Gandrud
Location: flag poles along Castle Street, Castlebar
Title: FIND - Woven Found
Date: April 2014
Materials: Linen, paint, ink, text
Woven Found, was an installation of linen flags flying over Castlebar's Castle Street, celebrating the boom times of the linen industry. Unfolding local history through the interwoven play of image and word, the flags offer non-linear insight into the processes and vivid idioms of the linen world. Each flag reveals a story of the production of linen and its larger significances to the human experience. The installation explored the many ways in which a mundane industry reflects a specialness of place with a profound mystery all its own.
Limited edition booklets related to this project were also produced. With special thanks to Thomas Collins of Collins Estate Agents and Catherine Brennan of Castle Book Shop, Castle St.
This artwork was part of FIND, a series of temporary artworks/installations/events in and around the town of Castlebar, Co Mayo in April 2014.