Antonia O’Mahony is a New Plymouth artist who works mainly in the traditional medium of etching. For this exhibition she has created a series of work based on the divinatory rhyme, Counting Crows.
She says of the work, “When my children were young in Ireland I would recite this superstitious rhyme as we passed fields. Counting the crows to predict how life would unfold was a habit and ritual, like the daily drive to work and school. The art of orally reciting rhyme and story seems almost lost today but speculating and reflecting on our future and past give value to the twists and turns life has taken and will take ahead. The images are just tales for you to read as you like.”