Residency: March – April 2004
About the Artist
O Fraithile received his MFA from University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO and his BFA from Limerick College of Art and Design, Limerick, Ireland. He has had several artist residencies; Connamara Art Center, Dallas, Tx, Centrum Art Center, Port Townsend, WA, Institute of Celtic Culture, Dingle, Ireland. He has shown in numerous galleries in Ireland and the US.
The artist’s intention with Long House is to commemorate those who have passed through this space over the years. In his own words, “I am using the shape of the long house to mirror the long vaulted ceiling of the railroad station,” he states, “and also to contrast the simplicity an materials of the piece with the grandeur of the architecture.”