Rural Ireland. “Rugged limestone rocks lay in the darkness beneath the thin
layer of field soil, and so too the deep-seated pain and misery of the past, a
compilation of grudges, suspicion, and violence lurked to catch the unwary.
O’Toole addresses global issues such as dispossession, oppression, and
suppression of indigenous culture and dispossession of land.” She is
“interested in – the persistence and tenacity that survives – in a people.”
O’Toole lives in Seattle and is Professor of Art and Chair of the Painting and
Drawing Program at the University of Washington.