'How the water moves,' is a new commission for the School of Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin. I am investigating plants & atmospheres as far back as 400 million years, to explore the essential ‘nature’ that, invisible to the eye, acts as imaginary portholes into other times and states of existence. This new body of work will be launched in 2017.
Smoke, Beeswax, Bone & oil paint on Whole Calf skin. 1 mtr square
Commissioned by the Denis O'Brien Centre, UCD
'Moon Infinitum,' 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.
Smoke, Beeswax, Bone & oil paint on Whole Calf skin. Commissioned by the Denis O'Brien Centre, UCD. This installation 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.
Ephemeral event in a place that was completely unpredictable. Wire and rocks Iceland, 2013. Our mission was to place an array of seismometers along the flanks of Grimsvotn, an active volcano that sits at the edge of the glacier, and record the tremors deep below the glacial ice. The idea is that by listening closely to the “heartbeat” of Grimsvotn, I might understand the inner workings of the volcano. http://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/volcanic-art-iceland-is-like-a-blank-canvas-1.1508369