Aoife Mc Closkey/Nic Bhloscaidh
I enjoy bringing textiles into my classroom and educational aspects into my art. I have great interest in psychology and working with the body. The focus of this project is a personal one. It looks at my own issues with sleep insomnia as a result of my anxiety.
“Art is restoration: the idea is to repair the damages that are inflicted in life, to make something that is fragmented – which is what fear and anxiety do to a person – into something whole” (Louise Bourgeois).
My belief is that through textiles I can make visual what it is like to suffer from such a disorder. This work is about my own experience and is a tool for opening up discussion. My work is a blanket displaying two contradicting states of mind. One side represents childhood and the simplicity of falling asleep, and the contrasting side portrays feelings of discomfort and distress.