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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 29, 2010

spectaculars in the snow .............

Thanks to art blog the pigeon curd !
Shayne is a photographer who hosts a personally curated selection of images
the pigeon curd that fall within her very particular radar.....I like all that she does:) has been snowing here in Ireland and I LOVE snow it makes me feel so pure and positive a new blank page.
I have been busy making some lovely bits for my dear old market stall.
last years spectaculars
a nice post from a year ago

Monday, November 22, 2010

poetic musings ....

the last few days have been bright bright bright and the full moon last evening was splendid .
I am thinking a little towards my solo show next may , and what I will call it ....
she grows her own shadow
those without shadows
the embroidered sleep......hmmmm, I am sure I will change my mind 100 times again.
I am being helped by Rilke the poet and Gaston Bachelards book the poetics of space , which I havent put down in three years , so deep and rich that it sounds different ,looks new every time I read it.
I was delighted to belatedly come across the moon and the sledgehammer (an amazing forgotten film)
this film will be screened at the douglas hyde gallery trinity college dublin my absolute favourite art galley this thursday go go go go (if you can)also on show at the gallery is the first solo show in Ireland of swedish artist jockum nordstrom ( I am going to see this exhibition no matter what !)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

YaY !!! drawings from our hearts (second series) an artist collaboration between Jane O'Sullivan and Cendrine Rovini

Drawings From Our Hearts
Part two

she grows her own shadow
cendrine rovini
I think of you (le tout son cœr)
la naissance des fleurs
cendrine rovini
o rose,bloom ever in my lonely heart
la robe de blanc
cendrine rovini
everything will be okay
masquée de forêt
I will wait for you
le mantel d'oiseaux bleu-timide
cendrine rovini

You are most welcome to this second online exhibition of work that I have created in dialogue with the artist Cendrine Rovini.
These drawings were made between september and october 2010.
First is my drawing and underneath it is the drawing of cendrines that inspired me to make a new companion drawing.
If you go over to cendrines blog you will see her new drawings that she has made in answer to drawings of mine that she finds interesting.
We called this collaboration drawings from our hearts
They are an important part of my practice as an artist.

cendrines site
cendrines flickr
drawings from our hearts part one and a bit !
part one

the embroidered sleep (always believe)

pencil and watercolour on paper
november 16th 2010

.....there is always more .
sometimes you have to move things including yourself to find them :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

midwinter ups and downs

pen on wallpaper
sometimes it gets too much and I know the only way out is to make new work .
This week I have to sit down and do that :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

me transforming into a copper beech tree and special stuff at this time eternal........

the zine cover
me and elida at the tinderbox artists collective stall
esmerelda sold on saturday , she sure is pretty :)
oh ....!!!
this is a cute book I found in the portobello market for like 1p or something , I love the colours
aiming for groundedness this morning
transforming into a kind of tree goddess , I cant remember her name(Daphne ?).......but I would like to be her :)

Its been a very interesting few weeks.
I loved being part of independants daywhich took place sunday just gone in Dublin ........ and the zine got finished and all looked well.
Thank you sincerely to richael for helping me out last minute when the cutting out overwhelmed me ie.340 pages to be cut individually to the exact size.She saved the day.
And then to the sparkling elida ...who I am so happy to have met through tinderbox , what a dynamo , a comic book artist , animator , many talents , one huge heart and ( I am in love)
I am so used to working on my own , geographically and artistically that these last few weeks collaborating and being in a gang have been a blast.
Thankfully I have my collaborative work with the super talented cendrine rovini to keep me going , and one day I hope to meet her .

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

I am back !!!

life drawings

Hello there ♥
I had an interesting time in england, spending it with my parents and sister and I am glad that I can :)
I am very busy and challenged with a tinderbox project at the moment .
It is called the tinderbox heartstrings collective of song drawings.
You can read about it here here and here
I found lots of nice things to amuse and inspire me in England (I always do)
Life drawing was hard hard hard today and I was amazed when I finally produced the last two drawings which I post here.
The museum of everything was my highlight of our one day in London
and if you are able to see it do do do it finishes in december.
It was unbelievable and you could take no photos so.....believe me !