Small moves can be transformative. I mean this physically and metaphorically. A small move towards forgiveness or letting go can move a situation along. A small move towards intimacy, towards a further understanding of intimacy can transform a stagnant energy. A small surrender to intimacy can melt entrenched ideologies of sex, gender, roles and
The past few days have seen a turn to spring in my locale. Crocuses are beginning to bloom. They will be followed shortly by daffodils. It is no longer dark before 5pm. I now wake up to light and can see the sun getting ever higher as our hours of daylight lengthen. The light marks
It is just over four months since I have posted to this site. Several thoughts come in to my mind when considering the implications of this. I wonder, will people think I’m not creating? Will they think I’m not bothered to do art any more? Is this ‘emerging practice’ just a flash in the pan?
I’ve been reflecting on my emerging practice. Although I haven’t produced much in the past few weeks, I’ve been sketching, thinking and contemplating. I’ve also been slowly realising that this emergent practice is also a ‘coming to terms’ process. A lot of us don’t find that acceptance comes easy to us. I guess also, in
I’ve been thinking about my emerging art practice. My PhD is in digital media art, yet expressing myself has seemed recently to come in the form of the very ‘analogue’ medium of acrylic painting. The feeling of making the physical, flowing moves to put the paint on the canvas is what is drawing me to
This week I attended a 2-day workshop as part of the Tweak digital art festival, which runs until next Friday, the 24th of September. I had submitted a proposal for a work provisionally titled ‘Zen Pool’. The proposal described Zen Pool as ‘an interactive sound and visual installation. A visitor to the installation drops stones
This painting has been nearly a year in the making. I can’t believe that the sketch was done in September 09 in Venice and it is only seeing completion now. Why? well it’s the 2nd painting in the 4am series (painting 1 is here) which explores the subject matter of intimacy in intersubjective encounters, a
This is a photographic series taken within an exhibition space. The space (for the EV+A exhibition held in Limerick earlier this year) was a newly built office building that had never been occupied. When browsing the exhibition, exploring ideas of my own situatedness, I kept encountering these graffiti-like annotations, presumably with some kind of building