New Generation Gallery

Claire O’Brien

Printmaking Contemporary Practice, Limerick School of Art and Design

New Generation Gallery 2019

My work is concerned with the idea of Borders. The watchtower became a defining image and symbol of restriction, violence and a lack of freedom. The intricate framework of the watchtower has become a metaphor to explore the idea of boundary, frontier, partition and the dividing line. The repetition of the black line that is seen throughout my work reflects on how a simple line can create so much.

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Division 1 by Claire O’Brien
Division 2 by Claire O’Brien
Division 3 by Claire O’Brien
Division 4 by Claire O’Brien
Borderline by Claire O’Brien