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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 !

Thursday, September 18, 2008

"stories are about something becoming not being " John Berger

all that I am I owe to you

I will keep on going until the wheels fall of the cart

she lived an alternative life

all above drawings
watercolour pencil and marker on paper
I actually heard the great man say that in person at his super inspiring talk down in Cork a few years ago . When things art wise get a little intense and overwhelming, John Bergers approach to his art always steadies me (because he makes no distinction between making art and making stories and making life it is all a story in the making.)
Berger is a great man for process over prowess.For me, making work is a continually unsettling activity , exciting ,yes, life giving ,yes, but ... also extremely frustrating because you cannot see it, so to think that it is in a state of becoming gladdens me.
When I take a look back at some of my previous work , some of it feels very close to me still, I can see a connection to where I am now.
As an artist I am still becoming and can never escape this, or would want to.
Introducing some old friends , a few drawings that I made in the year I took out of my fine art degree (2006). There is something in them that I want to hold on to .

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