Since graduating in 2009, my practice has organically developed, incorporating drawing and installation, as well as elements of performance. With much of my work focusing on the site and my surroundings, the work that arises is often very much a critique of the creative process itself. Emphasising the importance of draftsmanship and mark-making, I endeavour to discover my artistic identity and my visual language as an Irish artist.
Much of my work looks at the relationships we each have with the outside world and draws on the parallels between the creative process and the habitual aspects of life that we encounter everyday. I make site specific, multi disciplinary work that broadly explores the nature of the surface as a place of contact, exchange, and transformation.
Responding to site and through researching specific environments, I frequently create pieces where my central ideas are sourced solely from the place in which I find myself. Often the work becomes like a mapping or a navigation tool for the space in which it resides.
My work often addresses the effects of our surroundings on our perceptions, often transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. In this respect I embed specificity into both surfaces and spaces, enabling them to resonate with local audiences on several levels – spatial, physical, conscious and unconscious. The realization that my habitual behaviour has altered alludes to the unpredictable nature of the creative process itself. The expected becomes a journey of the unexpected.
Embedded in my work are the triggers necessary to cause reaction and awareness of our incidental surroundings.
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