To Night Music 2017.
The title of this work comes from a well known character in Belfast, Botanic Cyril or Wise Cyril. Cyril is the homeless man often seen in the Botanic Gardens with plastic bags full of books. Cyril is a very well read and complex individual but I was drawn to the contrast of the place in which he set himself. Belfast's Botanical Gardens in summer is a wash with colour and Cyril stands out against the flowers in full regalia. It is this which became the impetus for the work.