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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 !

Monday, November 17, 2008

new work

ink and watercolour on page of old book

ink and acrylic on board

Monday, November 10, 2008

what!......... you have more to tell us ?

well , its rare to get such a run at our computer ,so..... when I have it , i may as well catch up ,image wise any how . When I was in England last week , I happened upon some treasures in my beloved Portobello market , (funny that )
These greetings cards are from the 1940,s and the man had heaps of them all from a discovery in an old warehouse OMG ! I cannot imagine how I would have coped with the wonder of all that original printed stuff !!
I love how they look a little creepy (a little\ie. a lot ) but unintentionally the colours are fab , so specific and you can see the printing on thepaper as if they have been painted . So many artists use animal identities in their work (I am specially thinking of atushi kaga and his bunny character,loads more )

randomness is the new context du jour ...

Following on with the remaining images that caught my attention this morning when I was searching for something new for my blog.I could hold a competition for those inclined to spot the 'beloved objects ' for real that sometimes appear in my work!

know that you are loved

ink drawing on paper nov 08

sometimes its all too much for me ....

Its monday and its very cold (duh !) BUT there is always hope. Just been for a cycle and now i feel better ! i am absolutely loving words at the moment , little snatches of them , on their own and sayings that i have overheard or snatched from an old book.
the above saying came to me like an arrow into my heart when I was leaving england to fly back to my home in Ireland , i was trying to get crumpets in the marks and spencers and say goodbye to my dear father and ... and ... you know , life , flying , dying , home , time , all those EPIC spaces are , sometimes all too much for me .
The symbolism of words though is a cool area to explore , because they can mean so many , many different things. Take Dearest , such a quaint yet passionate word , the most popular word to be inscibed into Victorian jewellary.Hope , well , thats my favourite word because we must hold on to it always , look at what it can achieve , yes we can! , go on you good thing mr president , all our hopes are with you .
Took a load of random shots of my studio space up in the attic (attic ... mad... woman in ... OMG !) and I am posting them up coz.. yes we can .