Carol Anne Connolly's work examines the development of cultural, environmental and political ideas relating to place. The series of work she is currently developing refers specifically to the relationship between language and landscape. The seminal work of the series is titled The Water Glossary/ An SanasánUisce. Influenced by the work of writer Robert MacFarlane, who in his book, Landmarks celebrates the power of language to shape our sense of the world. The Water Glossary further addresses these complex interrelations by presenting a collection of words in the Irish language that illustrate the descriptive imagery evoked by nature-words. The words were sourced from old texts and collected from fishermen, farmers, weather forecasters, scholars and poets. The second edition of the glossary, including texts by writers Robert MacFarlane and Sinead Gleeson will be published later this year. Connolly is a recent recipient of the Arts Council Travel and Training Award, traveling to the Mojave desert in October to undertake the Wagon Station Encampment residency at A-Z West.