New Generation Gallery

Isabel English

MFA in Fine Art Practice, National College of Art and Design

New Generation Gallery


I had hoped to reassemble and reanimate from these forms the collective family body. Those which had - through a process of time and disintegration - disappeared from the home. These fragments of memory and pieces of the old world did create a whole, a unity of a particular sort. Perhaps it was the silhouette of these in combination with the range of materials; a spectrum of pale pigments - chalk, ashen and ivory, that made up the palette of complexions that reminded me of an indigenous architecture – formed to and around its inhabitants’ bodies? Ambiguous and undetermined these passive arrangements now appear (from this omnipotent perspective) as a set of architectural blueprints. And like an architect might trace a phantom building onto a provisional site, I begin to map these flattened contoured forms onto an absent body.

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what we were or might be
what we were or might be
what we were or might be
substitute mannequin
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