Art Works > Selected Works. 1992-93. Gerry Gleason.

N.Ireland Troubles. Conflict.
Ghost Dancer. 1993.
Gerry Gleason.
oil on canvas

In the Native American tradition of the Ghost Dance one of its the elements is to
dance back the spirits of the Dead. I have used this as a metaphor for those who lost
their lives during the Troubles. Whilst I was making the picture the numbers of people being
killed was changing at an alarming rate. So the number in the picture is a chilling reminder
of that loss of life.