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The cover image Skye (40x50 cm; oil, acrylic, graphite, charcoal on canvas) is contributed by the Belfast artist Gillian Morrow. The model is an artist from South Africa who now makes her home in Belfast. Morrow was kind enough to share that "Skye has a serene and colorful character which seems to exude a bit of South African sunshine. Oils and charcoal have been used together, the colors of which are balanced in her profile and remarkable dreadlocks." As we close Volume 23 of New Hibernia Review, it seems most appropriate to continue the global focus that the past few issues have embraced, just as a South African artist embraces Belfast as home and is shared with our readership by an artist as outstanding and well-spoken as Gillian Morrow. As with the island of Ireland and Northern Ireland, I hope that we are off on a complex and thought-provoking run.
Gillian Morrow is a Belfast-based artist who sculpts, paints, and illustrates. Over the past few years she has also been working with porcelain. Her work has been included in the Royal Ulster Academy and Royal Hibernian Academy and has won the Zurich Portrait Prize. More information can be found at http://gillmorrowart.com/. [End Page 160]