A New Light

Caroline Reilly


‘A New Light’ is concerned with the Grand Canal, which I live beside in Dublin city, and how we interact with a space that is caught between its historical purpose and its evolving function as a green artery in the urban landscape. This series reflects upon interaction with our local environment, our need to connect with nature, and the contemplative moments that emerge when we explore, observe and question our seemingly familiar surroundings. Tracing the canal bank on the outskirts of the city, the meditative experience of walking and photographing allows a new narrative to unfold. The work reveals the unexpected beauty and intrigue to be found amidst natural elements and manmade structures, casting the canal in a new light.