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As a landscape photographer I frequently find myself exploring beaches off the Southern coast of Ireland where I live. Be it natural patterns occurring in nature or rubbish washed up from the sea, there is a micro world perpetually evolving on the shoreline and its fluctuating sensitivities are largely influenced by human existence. This micro world can be used as a metaphor for the macro world in which we live and it’s various happenings. Transpiring from these visits to the shoreline two separate projects emerged titled: Washed Up Relic and Washed Up Architecture of a Desert Island.
Washed Up Relic
Washed Up Architecture of a Deserted Island
Euclid

The following series of photographs focus on contrasts between rational thought and superstitious belief; by integrating theories behind the Greek Mathematician Euclid and Greek Legend itself.

The world of Greek legend discarded logic and foregrounded emotion and rampant imagination. Thus if someone from this ancient past travelled through time, from 3000 years ago to the present, they would be forgiven for thinking that vapour trails, for instance, could be read as Gods travelling hurriedly across the skies.

The rational thought of Euclid and how he solved matematical problems using logic was instrumental in formulating a new worldview. This new approach was based on his rational methodology for unearthing explanations for the puzzles that abound in our world. Navigation and flight are possible as a result of rational and carefully deduced mathematical principles that have their origins in the work of mathematicians such as Euclid.

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