Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, Sligo Institute of Technology
New Generation Gallery
I am a London born visual artist living in the west of Ireland. In 2021, I graduated from Atlantic Technological University studying Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art. My main areas of focus are drawing and sculpture, both of which overlap occasionally. The accumulation of my work is based on exploring themes about the self, change, transformation and healing in a physical and psychological sense. I am drawn to materials with qualities that can be juxtaposed to make new dialogues, like the tough, resistant aluminium, which can be softened in to delicately intricate forms. The white plaster powder and water that slowly transforms to solid and holds itself, fixed within the frame. The fluidic ink that absorbs permeated surfaces, which builds a continual foundation of new layers that are either added or chipped away. It is in these little processes that inform my work and correspond back to my themes, which lead to developing an intuitive and cathartic practice.
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