Uisce Beatha

Uisce Beatha is a commonly used name for whiskey in Gaelic, literally translating to ‘Holy Water’ or ‘Water of Life’.

This piece refers to the one of many superstitions regarding Fairies in Ireland. To avoid unwanted hassle from fairy folk, many Irish people would leave gifts or offerings for the fairies. You were to always leave a few embers burning in the fire and It was often said to never leave a glass or bottle empty, to always leave a drop of whiskey or milk for the Other Crowd.

Blown, engraved and enamelled glass; mixed media; LED

Uisce Beatha, 2017

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