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The Irish tradition of storytelling is something unique, a talent passed down generation to generation. Just as each family has their banshee, so too does each family and each person have their own way of spinning a tale. There is a relation between this oral tradition and photographs, their meaning shifting from person to person, the fluid nature hard to pin down. Neither image nor word can fully encompass the history behind the puca, faerie folk, or gods they represent. Yet its for this reason that they resonate with us despite their ever changing meaning.

Interviewing family and friends, their knowledge or lack thereof about our own myths and legends were recorded to memory as they told their version of the story. Then, in the artist's own words, these stories are written in this book. Images were made in reaction to such tales of ghosts and gods, or the lack of such stories in some cases where they have been forgotten or erased in the years since their inception.

The malleable nature of our cultural mythology captures the imagination, and lets it run wild. Change is inevitable in this life, and the stories that have survived embrace this change with open arms.

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