There is an Irish cottage along the Inagh River (Irish eidhneach, "abounding in ivy") in County Clare, Ireland that once belonged to a woman named Maude. To reach her house, one must walk a wooded path that opens into a green meadow, cross an iron gate and climb mist covered steps to the property. The home, barn and outbuildings stand as they were left but each time I return to Maude’s House, I am reminded that all things that have form eventually decay. But I do not dislike decay because it reveals that memory is somehow still alive.
"Maude's House" will be on exhibition at the
National Juried Photography Show
Wickford, Rhode Island
Dates: October 19 - November 11, 2018
Opening Reception: October 19, 6:30-8:30pm