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I am an artist living and working in the West of Ireland. I make drawings,clothes,ZINES and artists books,short films and beloved objects. I have a stall at the Saturday Galway Market (from early february approx through till the last saturday before christmas) ...... if you would like to contact me further please email queenjaneosullivan (at)gmail(dot)com Thanks for visiting !

Friday, August 31, 2007

magpie-ing around

.......After this Alice went on alone until she came to a tree with a door in its trunk. She felt she might as well try the door .... Lewis Carroll 1865

Well ..... I,m still here magpie-ing around old boxes in various markets in various cities and finding a lot of truth about life in the faded scenes on old china .

My life as an artist consists of collecting stuff, trinkets, searching for clues and making some kind of sensibility of form out of all the multitude of abandonment I see. I have been spending a lot of time tramping around collecting shadows and scraps from derelict houses. The meaning seems to collect willingly around these dispirate forms.

My job is to try and marshall them all together .

I like to get something out of nothing and that strategy informs my methods. I use whats to hand and count my blessings that so much comes my way.The tree, house ,rose,doll and hand are a few of the symbols that insist on being part of the work. This leads me to a poem I discovered myself this year (although I had been constantly alerted by others that I,d love Rainer Maria Rilke's poetry )

through all beings
stretches the one space:
- world
- inner

The birds silently fly right
through us. O, I who wish to
I look outside,and the tree
grows inside me

Rainer Maria Rilke (Es winkt zu Fuhlung fast aus allen Dingen )1957

I am enjoying allowing myself to marshall some of my objet trouve into drawings and little films, I cannot imagine a better life for them. I will post them up from time to time.

ink and tattoo transfer on paper 3.5 x 2.5 " aug 2007