“art like any other disaster happens very slowly and then all at once”
— Anne Enright in LRB on Dorothy Cross’s exhibition at Turner Contemporary
the first image is a work Cross made as an extension of Ghost Ship, 1999. The Ghostship (second image) was a personal homage to the many light ships which once marked dangerous reefs around the Irish coast, but have now all but dissappeared. The ship was covered in luminous paint and at nightfall was illuminated to glow and fade in cycles over a three hour period.
(source: phoebebishopwright )