Class of 2021 • Painting

Éimear Murphy

Éimear Murphy
Carlow Institute of Technology


Graduation Year
Class of 2021


I use photography, performance, mixed media and conceptual work often with make-up.

My work isolates the movements of humans and/or objects. In one body of work I produced, titled ‘The Seven Deadly Sins', I drew inspiration from Dante's Divine Comedy and The Canterbury Tales, I recreated the Seven Deadly Sins by doing my own interpretations of the religious vices using make-up, performance and photography.

The Flutter Collective develops this methodology. First, I researched the meaning of butterflies, which symbolise rebirth. I then began to select images of butterfly species from across the world. I painted some of these species using make up on my face and documented a performance wearing them. This documentation then evolved into a series of acrylic paintings. In doing this, I hope to evoke a feeling of being a part of another world, escaping reality and creating a fictional narrative that punctuates the stream of daily events to find poetic meaning in everyday life.
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