Wednesday, May 19, 2010

the installation of......lament for a house (forgive)

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details from lament for a house (forgive)




A house constitutes a body of images that give mankind proofs or illusions of stability.
We are constantly re-imagining its reality: to distinguish all these images would be to describe the soul of the house; it would mean developing a veritable psychology of the house.
ch1 p.16 The Poetics of Space

Gaston Bachelard
Beacon Press 1994

well....I did it !
It is OVERWHELMING working outside ...its so big.
Seriously, after being used to drawing away in private , meeting other artists very periodically to hang a group show (inside)....... to do it in THE OUTSIDE IS SCARY.
My work is part of an artist response (in collaboration with community arts group mayo arts squad) to the word house and is sited in the grounds of the museum of country life .This weekend there is a massive festival around country crafts ....bee-keeping,gardening,weaving etc.etc....
Our work is to be chanced upon when people are strolling around during the activities .
I have sited my installation piece on the outskirts near a picnic area under a beautiful huge beech tree.
I have used the tree as my house,the context to carry all the emotion within my objects and drawing .The traditional mat has the word forgive woven into its moss form using bog cotton for the letters.

12 comments:

denise nestor said...

jane this is beautiful, what an achievement! The coloured moss in the 'mat' and the bog cotton, I love it. I can imagine this was a big challenge for you as its out of your comfort zone, but your style has really shone through. Well done :)

Jane O Sullivan said...

oh denise ....thank you.
It was a challenge and I wondered would I be able to make something that felt true to me .....yet at the same time be suitable for the brief .....and I feel maybe I have.
(praying like crazy that the little bits dont get lifted over the weekend !! )

Shayna Prentice said...

Oh JANE !!! I am so very touched at the immense beauty of what you've created. Deeply amazing. I am in awe and genuinely inspired !!! Thank you so.

Jane O Sullivan said...

thank you too shayna .
I greatly appreciate your support and interest in my work
I hope the day is good for you :)

didiermaurice said...

you touches me, Jane!

Richael said...

WOW Jane, its like one of your paintings has come to life! Amazing!!!I absolutely love it...for something that is 'out of your comfort zone', you and your work looks very much at home. Well done you!!!!

Laura said...

well, jane, you certainly have created a piece of work that invites reflection and awe. brilliant and beautiful.

Jane O Sullivan said...

thank you all very very much
didier ! (*thanks )
richael ...glad you think it looks at home ...(you should have seen me endlessely trying to find the right place and nearly giving up :)
laura dear ...reflection is absolutely precisely ////the very essence of my hopes for the work ...thank you for sharing your thoughts after afew hard days , I am thrilled to get all this feedback , I am truelly blessed ....it is lovely to know that others are touched by my work (it makes all the trauma around it bearable !!)

holly aka golly said...

What a beautiful installation. What a very different sensation to be working outside! Truly amazing work.

Ritva said...

beautiful jane, beautiful!

The House of Lisa said...

I´ve made something similiar, a little eco party in my dollhouse!
I like the bed with the moss!!

Jane O Sullivan said...

thank you holly ,ritva and lisa :) :) :)