Thursday, 12 July 2012
Monday, 2 July 2012
5 July-1 September 2012My houses are moving to London!! Along with 11 other Irish artists I will be exhibiting at Dialogue Culture Space, Vyner Street over the summer. It will be a 'micro event of major Irish culture showing in London throughout the olympics. For more information check out Dialogue Culture Space and First Thursdays.
|Me, my stats man and my work!|
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
The Arts Office, No. 76 John Street
16th May- 20th July, every Wed, Thurs & FriKilkenny Arts Office at No. 76 John Street hosts a number of artists residencies each year, including visual artists residencies, writers residencies, performing arts and dance residencies.
My WorkWEEK 1,
Took a big step today. I moved everything to the front of the space so I'm now working in the window. I decided it would be better in order to get more involved with the public and give passers-by something to look at. Plus the light is great!
|Day 3: The view from my desk!|
|Artist in residence!|
I was really anxious to get stuck into work this week, to get something made and start filling up the walls. I decided I wanted to meet somewhere in the middle between my print works and 3D installations. I also wanted to use materials that were close to hand so I wouldn't be slowed down by going out looking for wood or other materials so I started making big paper cut-outs The Lost Boys installation.
When the sun hit the window in the evening I dicovered that cut-outs made beautiful shadows that look far more interesting than the cut-outs. This is something that I'd really like to work with and push further.
|Day 7: sketchbook drawing|
|Day7- sketchbook drawing|
|Day 7-9: This is the first big drawing I've done in a long time! I started it not knowing what I was doing and wasn't happy with it from the start. I guess I had to start somehwere!|
|'Panel of Hands', El Castillo Cave in Spain, showing red disks and hand stencils made by blowing or spitting paint onto the wall.|
|Day 7-9: starting point for woodcut|
|Day 8: Book tents! The start of an idea.|
The link between the book and the 'homemade tent' brings me back to childhood, creating an imaginary world or a hideaway from reality.
|Day 8: Close-up of 'Book tents'|
|Week 2: starting point for paper structures, exploring the qualities of paper.|
|Day 9: finished building tissue paper and glue structure today.|
Again I'm not sure how I'm going to develop this, I'm thinking of printing on to Japanese papers and then building sculptures from them. And keep layering more images and paper to create depth.
Monday, 28 May 2012
|Getting set up!|
|Inking up the plates|
|Wiping off excess ink|
|Wiping off excess ink|
|Paper is soaked in water bath for about 20 minutes|
|Blot off excess water|
|Line paper up on top of plate (registration plate underneath)|
|Run plate and paper through press|
|First colour print|
|Line up second plate and print....|
|And same with all other plates.....|
|Until you have the final image!|
Art meets fashion as Brown Thomas is taken over by the works of 36 contemporary Irish artists at stores in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway. This thoughtfully curated exhibition brings together a broad collection of original work representing mediums such as print, painting, installation, video, sound and sculpture.
I think I had to wish to make this last
My window installation is inspired by the role of the archaeologist, investigator and digger. It explores thoughts on the 'pilgrim' or 'traveler' taking what could be notes of discoveries from a traveler's journal and bringing them to life.
|Close-up from inside|
|Window finale with outfit!|