b. 1983, Cork, Ireland.
“It is strange that the tactile sense, which is so infinitely less precious to men than sight, becomes at critical moments our main, if not only, handle to reality.”
- Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita.
I believe that art is not just about the painting on the wall or the sculpture on the plinth, it should reflect the space it sits in, but more importantly involve the viewer more actively. By investigating the history of the exhibition site I try to find ways of communicating the past with the present. The material also has an equally important role and should not be enjoyed by the artist alone.
In order for the viewer to fully experience my work I would encourage them to physically interact with it, allowing them in turn, to communicate with future viewers. Touching the work will also let the viewer enjoy the same tactile sensations as the maker, after they put their final work out for all to see.
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