Nuala Clarke’s paintings in this exhibition work with W.B. Yeats phase fourteen from “A Vision”. Where, as Robartes explains, “Under the frenzy of the fourteenth moon/The soul begins to tremble into stillness, /To die into the labyrinth of itself!” Moved by interconnections otherworldly and subtle this work is made from within the realm where attention is brought moment by moment to the whispers pushing the brush, a place where “thought is disappearing into image.” Nuala lives and works in New York City and Ballycastle, Co.Mayo.
I bring you with reverent hands
The books of my numberless dreams;
White woman that passion has worn
As the tide wears the dove-gray sands,
And with heart more old than the horn
That is brimmed from the pale fire of time:
White woman with numberless dreams
I bring you my passionate rhyme
W.B. Yeats (1865–1939). The Wind Among the Reeds. 1899.