Caoimhghin Ó Fraithile is a visual artist who makes large scale temporary site specific works that reflect the transient nature of the world, humanity and our place within nature. His works give us a chance to reflect upon our past and present. In collaboration with the City of Boston and the Fenway Alliance and in partnership with Medicine Wheel Productions, a community based arts organization based in South Boston.
In South of Hy-Brazil, Caoimhghin Ó Fraithile showcases exquisite ink drawings on handmade paper, combining text in the Irish language with an imagined topography that refers to the sacred land and seascapes influenced by the hermitage island of Skellig Michael off the coast of Kerry. This ongoing body of work collapses past and present, isolation and socialization, fragility and permanence, and reflects the transient nature of humanity and our place within nature
“In South of Hy-Brazil” is also key component of Medicine Wheel’s multi-year Brooch Project that is engaging and connecting the communities along the finished and unfinished links of Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace Park System.He has been awarded the Pollack-Krasner Award, Irish Arts Council and Ealain an Gealtechta project grants and much support from Culture Ireland for his international projects in promoting Irish art and culture abroad.