Dragon’s Orchid (kite)

A light cotton fabric evaporates and flirts with the attempt to each the sky. The kite is connected to the ground through its tail, stem, tentacle, as we are through our feet.
The dragon’s mouth orchid, native to Sicily, is associated with the tales of the river nymphs and their vividness. Gushing and bubbling the stream, rising over stones and moldering branches, she carves her way towards the sea. “You’re anybody, everybody, a body of water”, she says, pointing towards the four directions. A floating Kyte is as an enlargement of the human body, bearing the capacity to play with and float within the winds. If flow is the ability to grow, to heal, to let go, and to encounter. When we speak about the urgency to overcome lethal and extractive sources of power, such as carbon and nuclear energy, the obstacle is not one of scarcity of energy on our planet, the
question is rather how to transform the forces within the cycle of the living.

deirdre o’leary

Born in Fribourg Switzerland, living and working in Basel Switzerland.


Deirdre O’Leary, Studio
Klybeckstrasse 141
, 4057 Basel



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