The Memory of Trees

I took a step back from my MA studio work this week. The crit sort of set me back, not so much the criticism but some of the contradictory nature of it. I can see-or not see but sense-plenty of issues with my work-confusion, mutiple themes and so on-which is why I am doing the …

National Sculpture Factory (NSF) Residency ~The Final Build 1

My three months at the NSF is up at the end of this week. Starting the MA and NSF residency together was maybe not the best idea as I feel that at certain times each has distracted me from the other, so in a way I am happy enough the residency is finishing. Still, I …

Week 8 ~ Selfish Art : National Sculpture Factory Graduate Award Presentation

When a graduate gets awarded a three month residency at the National Sculpture Factory in Cork they must also present their work at an evening in a local bar/slash theatre, Crane Lane Alley in Cork City. The presentation is followed by questions from the audience. It is a nice event aimed at welcoming the artists. …

Week 2 : Thought-Simple

I saw this 'still life' this morning at the Sculpture Factory in another artist's bay and the simplicity of the image made me yearn, as I sometimes, maybe often do, to distill my big messy ramshackle work into one, or two (ah, there you are!) elegant gestures