Hireath: A sense of longing (pronounced “he-ryth”)


This quote is from an interview on CBC with Pamela Petro, an expert on Welsh language and culture:


Hireath in Welsh is a kind of longing -- a Welsh word with no direct English translation. Similar to “nostalgia,” it is a recognition that there’s a presence of absence in your life. This could be a home place that you don’t have access to, or a family member, or a self that you once were -- a sense of incompleteness, but one that makes life all the more creative and meaningful.”


My work focuses on those glimpses of the past that strike a chord of memory, a sense that what once was tangible reality is now lost, but their presence remains in momentary fragments -- blurred, insubstantial hints of what was once a vibrant present.


This sense of presence and absence is true for both individuals and society: flashes of memory outlined in sadness and filled with wonder at their lingering power to move us, inform us — and invite us to explore our present through the sense of absence they evoke.


Whitsun walk

Collage, acrylic and spray paint on panel

22" x 22"

$650

Revival

Collage, acrylic and spray paint on panel

32" x 32"

$850

Riverdale Pool 2

Collage, acrylic and spray paint on panel

22" x 22"

$650

Beginning

(series of two video still collages)

sold

Jump Rope


Collage and Acrylic on panel

11 3/4” x 11 3/4”


$200


Rush Hour


Collage and Acrylic on panel

9 3/4” x 9 3/4”


$150


Lion at Riverdale Farm


Collage and Acrylic on masonite

9 3/4” x 9 3/4”


NFS


The Drop


Collage and Acrylic on panel

9 3/4” x 9 3/4”


$150


The Crew


Collage and Acrylic on masonite

11 3/4” x 11 3/4”


$200


Muster


Collage and Acrylic on panel

11 3/4” x 11 3/4”


$200


Whitsun walk (with prams)

Collage, acrylic and spray paint on panel

9 3/4" x 9 3/4"

$150

Island travel

Collage and acrylic on panel

9 3/4" x 9 3/4"

$150

Sudbury Transit


Collage and Acrylic on panel

9 3/4” x 9 3/4”


$150


Night Bus


Collage and Acrylic on panel

9 3/4” x 9 3/4”


sold


Starting Line


Collage and Acrylic on panel

9 3/4” x 9 3/4”


sold


Discord


Collage and Acrylic on panel

11 3/4” x 11 3/4”


$200

White Wedding

Collage and Acrylic on panel

7 3/4" x 7 3/4"

$100

Swim Class


Collage and Acrylic on panel

11 3/4” x 11 3/4”


$200

Passage


Collage and Acrylic on panel

9 3/4” x 9 3/4”


$150

Standard Measure


Collage and Acrylic on panel

9 3/4” x 9 3/4”


$150

Tandem


Collage and Acrylic on masonite

11 3/4” x 11 3/4”


sold

Blue miles


Collage and Acrylic on panel

11 3/4” x 11 3/4”


$200

The plan


Collage and Acrylic on panel

11 3/4” x 11 3/4”


$200

Traffic (Tokyo)


Collage and Acrylic on panel

9 3/4” x 9 3/4”


$150

Ashore

Collage, acrylic and spray paint on panel

24" x 24"

$650

Runway

Collage and Acrylic on panel

11 3/4" x 11 3/4"

sold

Artifice

Collage and Acrylic on panel

11 3/4" x 11 3/4"

$200

Teamwork

Collage and Acrylic on panel

7 3/4" x 7 3/4"

$100

Cleanliness

Collage and Acrylic on panel

9 3/4" x 9 3/4"

sold

Play by the rules

Collage and Acrylic on panel

11 3/4" x 11 3/4"

$200

Run like a Girl

Collage and Acrylic on masonite

11 3/4" x 11 3/4"

$200

Light Breaks

Collage and Acrylic on panel

11 3/4" x 11 3/4"

sold

Inner critic

Collage and Acrylic on panel

9 3/4" x 9 3/4"

$150

Traffic 2 (Swansea)

Collage and Acrylic on masonite

11 3/4" x 11 3/4"

$200

Salute

Collage and Acrylic on panel

7 3/4" x 7 3/4"

sold

Welsh work

Collage and Acrylic on panel

9 3/4" x 9 3/4"

$150

Smoke

Collage and acrylic on panel

9 3/4" x 9 3/4"

$150

Boundary

Collage and acrylic on panel

9 3/4" x 9 3/4"

$150

Marooned

Collage, acrylic and spray paint on panel

9 3/4" x 9 3/4"

sold

Departure

Collage and acrylic on panel

9 3/4" x 9 3/4"

$150

Boy with balloons

Collage and acrylic on panel

7 3/4" x 7 3/4"

sold

Obstacle

Collage and acrylic on panel

9 3/4" x 9 3/4"

$150

Waiting for the band

Collage and acrylic on panel

11 3/4" x 11 3/4"

$200

Rush hour 2

Collage and acrylic on panel

9 3/4" x 9 3/4"

sold

Dylan Thomas

Collage and acrylic on panel

9 3/4" x 9 3/4"

sold

The method

Collage and acrylic on panel

11 3/4" x 11 3/4"

$200

Us and them

Collage and acrylic on panel

9 3/4" x 9 3/4"

$150

Smoke 2

Collage and acrylic on panel

11 3/4" x 11 3/4"

sold

Balance

Collage and acrylic on panel

9 3/4" x 9 3/4"

$150

Cleanliness 2

Collage and acrylic on panel

9 3/4" x 9 3/4"

$150

The band

Collage and acrylic on panel

7 3/4" x 7 3/4"

$100

Out of view

Collage and acrylic on panel

7 3/4" x 7 3/4"

sold

Mam-gu

Collage, spray paint and acrylic on panel

24" x 24"

(not for sale)