Visual poetry / Art / Tapestry Fibre Copper Art

Art Exhibitions

January 2022 – Galway, 126 Gallery with A Prying of Prayers, a copper and cotton woven vessel.

Dec 2021 – Cork Textiles Network at the MTU Cork School of Music with a copper and wool tapestry – An Ash of Bodies.

Work in permanent collections

MTU Cork School of Music with a copper and wool tapestry – An Ash of Bodies.

Prizes / Nominations / Professional Membership

Member of Cork Textiles Network.
Shortlisted for The James Tate Prize with Survision Press September 2021.
Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Dream Journal (USA) November 2020.
Member of Visual Artists Ireland.
Member of The Design and Crafts Council Ireland.
Member of South Tipp Women in Business.
Poets & Writers Directory.

Artist Statement

I create visual poems/poetry objects, sometimes in response to the poetry collections by Beir Bua Press. The work can be read as a veiled graffiti steaming up as ribbons or words minced by the pulmonary postmodern machine as if a deck shuffled by tornadoes. I’ve never been the best at précis…as an artist, I am constantly exploring the intersections between Irish heritage and the visual arts. Despite being seemingly disparate fields, heritage and art share a common ground in their focus on visual culture, material history, and the ways objects can speak to larger issues such as aesthetics, identity, and social relationships. Both disciplines are shaped by discourse and engage with the complexities of Irish female representation, Hiberno-English language and Colonisation. I am particularly interested in how these shared concerns can be used to challenge and subvert traditional notions of historical time and place, and in the ways in which both heritage and the visual arts can be viewed as performative acts. I am drawn to acts of deconstructing language and reconstructing poetry objects from fibre & copper weaving and label it Irish “indigenous” tapestry art. I am intrigued to imagine it as art discovered in a bog field; blued and tarnished copper weaving with textile – a surrealist mythology. And begging questions of alternative Irish Art History. Essentially my art holds space for  intention to divorce meaning/attachment/ and the perceptions of the reader/viewer to dig up new meaning.

Portfolio

Full portfolio on Instagram.