Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Metaphorically or physically crossing the sea we take our hopes and dreams and artefacts.
With instinct,intuition and collective experience we create
an idea of home.
the image above is one of the drawings in :-
Illusions of stability
Some house drawings
artists book available in limited edition
2011© jug from the museum of country life collection
People will always make romantic interpretations of home, it is central to us all to want to feel at home.
our home is a reflection of our selves.
Home is where the heart is ….
Here are some images from my work in the museum of country life.
It is a temporary installation , and will be gone in a few weeks.
I really enjoyed it , the work made itself as my collection of home related artefacts were perfect for our brief.
The installation is hiding away a little and has to be found but I like that aspect, my work is not loud or easy to read and where it is, suits it perfectly.
I still have books to print from my recent solo show and send of to the lovely people that ordered them (thank you !!)and want to go over to make a film of my show next week ...only 2 weeks left if you still have time to visit it.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
my dear one Pat ...who gives me so much support mad about that girl :)
Richael also helped me a lot coming up to my solo mio show (love her) She is is making some beautiful work at the moment and is definately an emerging artist to watch. Go Shelly Go
wow ...I went to Dublin on sunday to see this show and do some light shopping with two of my girls ,we had a great day !
needlepoint from c.1960
do you remember me ?
I am in a reflective mood for sure and today is full on reflection for me as I am quite connected to the moon ....here a few images that I want to share .
I am looking forward to installing a new piece of work within the irish museum of country life ....
Do you remember last year , my outside piece , well this time I will be inside .
Timing is a little tight with all the preperations that my solo show demanded , but it is such a lovely project that I could not let it pass me by.
My piece will be situated in two museum display cases and is called
you are as welcome as the flowers in may (all that connects us is our tears)
I will post images of it tommorow , Mayo Arts Squad (an artist led umbrella group) are addressing the poignancy of our ties to home,in a series of installations by individual artists and community groups.
Monday, May 09, 2011
would not violets grow from her heart
solo show of new work
custom house studios gallery
may 5th -june 6th
I hope you enjoy these images , I am going to make a virtual tour video of the show in the next few days so you can see all the actual work !
Funny , it was kinda hard to do that on thursday at my dream opening !!!
ummm.....ummmmm am so happy am so grateful to all you wonderful people that came , many of whom made a lot of effort to get there in person (involving planes etc )....my parents and sister were definately guests of honour.
For all the people who couldnt thats cool , we couldnt have fitted you in anyways !!
I am only joking ,your presence was and is felt in many other ways which will sustain me for a very long long time.
love and respect