Smoke, Gold, Beeswax, Bone & oil paint on Calf skin.
by Siobhan McDonald 2014
The O’Brien Centre, UCD, Dublin
Red Rain invites the viewer to contemplate delicate structures from ancient records to act as replicas of the rhythms of nature & to remind the viewer that the earth is on a continuous cycle of rebalancing itself. I take as points of pictorial reference the graphic interpretations of data received by seismology as part of scientists’ efforts to chart distant earth movements which impacts on our weather. My research on the Irish annals and a set of 350-million-year-old Irish coral fossils are key components in this installation. I’m mostly using calcium phosthates (bone,) to paint on Calf Skin coupled with advanced technologies employed in Space Exploration (www.enbio.eu in collaboration with the European Space Agency.) www.siobhanmcdonald.com
Deep felt thanks to the scientists and technicians at UCD School of Geological Sciences; Enbio and futurevolc.hi.is/