The Russians will Water their Horses on the Shores of Lough Neagh

© By Dermot Seymour

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A helicopter hovers in the background watching over the land below. Several cows can be seen on the ridge observing a young man to the right. The painting is divided in the middle by a telegraph pole. A large cow to the left looks on and a single fish is embedded in the grass.

This painting represents the division in the country in regards to religion, politics and the cultural changes that were being created. The helicopter represents a constant military prescence monitoring activities in the country. Parallels can also be drawn from the name in regards to the tensions felt during the Cold-War and those felt throughout the Troubles.

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Oil on Waterboard


76cm x 106cm




Collection of John and Patricia Noone