The Fallow Field, ©John O’Grady 2014
Oil on Panel 5″x 7″


We are deeply drawn to the land.

It nourishes us throughout our lives and welcomes us back unto itself at the end of our days. But us, being humans, have this innate yearning to strive, which is positive, but with the striving comes a need to acquire, to own, to fence things in a bit like in my painting.

We claim ownership of something that is so deep and profound, bigger than us, that really, we can never ever truly own it.