Isolations and Gaps
My research explores domestic living spaces, how they are inhabited, and the complex relationships that occur behind closed doors between the occupants and their furniture. I’m interested in taste and home decor. I question why, after a certain period of time, we stop redecorating our homes and seek comfort in the fact that our furniture ages with us, becomes weaker and obtains a few bumps and scratches along the way too. Are we in a long-term relationship with an armchair we cannot bear to part with? I use household objects and materials in my work, working mainly with concrete, wood, and wire. My work is delicate; however, I consider them construction pieces. I want to exhaust the painting. Explore all the possibilities painting can do, questioning how much is too much? The objects are set in the concrete and trapped in the resin. Set in their ways, but trapped in their routines and behaviours.Coláiste de hÍde, Tallaght, Dublin 24. Coláiste Chilliain, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. St. Joseph's Special School, Tallaght, Dublin 24.