Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Art, Sligo Institute of Technology
New Generation Gallery
The work for my graduate show is influenced by folklore of human-aquatic creatures, poetry from Emily Dickinson, biodiversity and the coastal lifestyle. I am interested in place identity and the sense of belonging to our natural environment, especially blue spaces. I have found myself to investigate the space between the digital and the physical world. The stark contrast between applied arts, such as working with textiles (post-consumer neoprene), and the digital realm, moving image and Augmented Reality. Both physical and digital need a certain tactility and sensibility, which I have found my work often has as a common trait. Themes discussed are identity politics, migration, displacement, and transformation.
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