The documents made it clear. begin with the arrival of Walter Power in America. when she sailed from Kinsale, Ireland. sold as slaves in Barbados and America. How many there were by the time the ship reached the Massachusetts Bay Colony in January 1654 was not known. It was not known how many of the names. and played a line of song.

the image of a woman in white, who appeared in a dream to the artist. the manacles worn by African American slaves. the path on a grassy hill to the front door. when it arrived from Florence. the intangible similarity. "coming as if from Ireland with innumerable letters" the junction of several trails that would eventually converge. It was early autumn,a time that for him that had always seemed like spring. His Father's family was from County Cork. leaving the green hills of Ireland. the packet ships that transported hundreds of thousands from Ireland. the photo he was looking for. instead, as if he was on a journey.

[about this work]

Judy Malloy
As if the memory was a song:
From Ireland with Letters


Begin with the Arrival


fiddler's passage

Junction of Several Trails

"Gone With Our Wanderers"

The Not Yet Named Jig

when we return again