Moon Infinitum      Smoke,  Beeswax, Bone, music wire & oil paint on Whole Calf skin.     (1 mtr square  )  Public commission by the Denis O'Brien Centre, UCD, 2014  Public Art commission for The O'Brien Centre for Science, UCD      'Moon Infinitum,'  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     http://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/volcanic-art-iceland-is-like-a-blank-canvas-1.1508369

 

Moon Infinitum

Smoke,  Beeswax, Bone, music wire & oil paint on Whole Calf skin. (1 mtr square)

Public commission by the Denis O'Brien Centre, UCD, 2014

Public Art commission for The O'Brien Centre for Science, UCD

 

'Moon Infinitum,' 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

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/volcanic-art-iceland-is-like-a-blank-canvas-1.1508369

       Moon Infinitum, (detail)         Smoke,  Beeswax, Bone, music wire & oil paint on Whole Calf skin.           (1 mtr square ), 2014         

 

Moon Infinitum, (detail)

Smoke,  Beeswax, Bone, music wire & oil paint on Whole Calf skin. (1 mtr square), 2014