“A Corporeal Exploration: Sketching and Walking the Dingle Way”
Research, Award
Princeton University Award
Summer 2022
Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

Winner of the William Feay Shellman Travel Fund
A visceral, immersive research methodology of walking and sketching. Done over 7 days, walking the entire Dingle Peninsula in the south-west of Ireland (where once Europeans thought the world had ended), the series of resulting sketches literally embody ruggedness of the rural lanscape.

The research focused on the informal and undervalued infrastructures of the landscape: old barns and outhouses, storage units and road markers. The orthogonal forms of utility often contradict but also enhance the natural environment. This region is one of the last places in Ireland where Gaelic is frequently spoken, as both culture and thousand year old structures have eclipsed time.