This work revolves around the local bog land area in the west of Ireland. Exploring the biodiverse of the natural forms that are found through the vast landscape. The open landscape holds secrets of the past that connects to the present. Its dramatic atmosphere is home to a series of plants that are only seen in these conditions. The acidic soil makes these conditions so harsh yet holds the power to preserve history. The intensive labour of peat harvesting, plantation of windmills and the burning back of heather has left a clear trace along the land, each action revealing another layer in the bog of Irish history.
What makes a bog is the decomposition of natural material, becoming a carbon sink. This natural cycle is what influences these photographs and plant collections. Being an area of extraction of energy it is impossible to avoid the remains of man-made objects. Throughout the work, images were captured to showcase the variety of flowers from the land. The colour is developed naturally in various ways depending on the sun and time. The aim of this work being a celebration of the key which makes the land so diverse and full of history.