New Works by Margo Banks

‘My mother’s past is my past’.

‘Pulled by the gravitational force of memory, towards the shadow land of the past, Margo mines the rich folklore of her mother’s community and her intimate affinity with nature.’ Des Kenny, Draíocht.

Margo’s strong connection to her mother and family-place plays heavily on her work. In big and boisterous drawings, Margo tells the many stories of her mother; her childhood, her land and its rich folklore tales. They are the remembrance and the expression of both these stories and of the changes seen in the landscape of Teeromoyle in South West Kerry – her mother’s place …

Accenting her ancestor’s land, its myths and traditions, Margo captures totemic animals particular to her mothers hillside. Embedded in poetry and folklore, she says of these animals’ wild and mysterious presence.. ‘They just have this otherness about them. They share the world with us, but they don’t seem really aware of us.’

Blue Hares, Oil on Canvas,100x80cm‘Blue Hares’, Oil on Canvas, 100 x 80 cm,  €1,750

Flock 3‘Flock III , Acrylic & Mixed Media,70 x 100 cm,  €1,450

Under the Spell‘Under the Spell‘, Charcoal & Mixed Media, 70 x 100 cm, €1,450

Two March Hares‘Two March Hares‘, Charcoal & Mixed Media, 100 x 70 cm, €1,450

Hare in the Storm Charcoal and Acrylic on Paper 100X70cm‘Hare in the Storm , Charcoal & Acrylic,100 x 70 cm,  €1,450

The Black One Charcoal and Pastel on paper 70X100cm‘The Black One‘, Charcoal & Mixed Media, 70 x 100 cm, €1,450

Wolf Land‘Wolf Land , Charcoal & Mixed Media,70 x 100 cm,  €1,450