archipelago

(2011-2012)

media: painting, digital collage, digital print

concepts: place, society, insulation

Inspired by the work created during the Floating Islands project, Archipelago is a study of islands as collective units. The goal of the project is to form coherent links and analyse diversities between islands, and to apply this to observations on society.

Islands are separated forms adrift from one another. In the Floating Islands project the study moved to the idea of individuals as islands, separated from one another in their own consciousness. In Archipelago this idea is brought together to form a more tangible concept of society as made up of individuals, but all interconnected, by sea or by sky, by conversation or by communication.

This project was part-funded by funded by Sligo Arts Office and took place in The Nes International Artist Residency, Skagastrond, Iceland.

By Sea or By Sky

Acrylic on Two Linen 2011, 89 x 115cm

This work depicts the idea of islands being separated, in terms of trade and communication, by sea or by sky. It uses landscape imagery and a symbol of global communication, the shipping container.

It was exhibited at Irish Wave III in China, 2012.

an acrylic painting on two linen, By Sea or by Sky

Heading Straight For The Clouds

Installation, Acrylic, Oil, Canvas, Acrylic Sheet 2011, dimensions variable, paintings 110 x 178cm

Using the idea of separated forms, this painting installation uses sculptures and paintings to create an image of social separation and how divided we can fall. The motifs of the full project are all apparent in this work.

A painting installation, 
				Heading Straight For The Clouds

Heading Straight For The Clouds

Installation, Acrylic, Oil, Canvas, Acrylic Sheet 2011, dimensions variable, paintings 110 x 178cm

Using the idea of separated forms, this painting installation uses sculptures and paintings to create an image of social separation and how divided we can fall. The motifs of the full project are all apparent in this work.

A painting installation, 
				Heading Straight For The Clouds

Heading Straight For The Clouds

Installation, Acrylic, Oil, Canvas, Acrylic Sheet 2011, dimensions variable, paintings 110 x 178cm

Using the idea of separated forms, this painting installation uses sculptures and paintings to create an image of social separation and how divided we can fall. The motifs of the full project are all apparent in this work.

A painting installation, 
				Heading Straight For The Clouds

Heading Straight For The Clouds

Installation, Acrylic, Oil, Canvas, Acrylic Sheet 2011, dimensions variable, paintings 110 x 178cm

Using the idea of separated forms, this painting installation uses sculptures and paintings to create an image of social separation and how divided we can fall. The motifs of the full project are all apparent in this work.

A painting installation, 
				Heading Straight For The Clouds

Untitled 1 (Why See Em?)

Digital projection 2011, dimensions variable

Heading Straight For The Clouds

Installation, Acrylic, Oil, Canvas, Acrylic Sheet 2011, dimensions variable, paintings 110 x 178cm

Using the idea of separated forms, this painting installation uses sculptures and paintings to create an image of social separation and how divided we can fall. The motifs of the full project are all apparent in this work.

A painting installation, 
				 Heading Straight For The Clouds

Out Here I'll Find My Home

Digital projection 2011, dimensions variable

This is a digital work dealing with separation and insulation of the self.

Digital collage, Out Here I'll Find My Home

Stay Together Now

Digital projection 2011, dimensions variable

This is a digital work dealing with separation and insulation of the self.

A digital printed artwork, Stay Together Now

Archepillogical

Acrylic & Oil, Seven Canvases, Acrylic Sheet 2011, 242 x 148 x 40cm

This painting installation is designed to be hung in different formations, creating separated islands from people who are falling, divided and separated.

A painting installation,  Archepillogical

Archepillogical

Acrylic & Oil, Seven Canvases, Acrylic Sheet 2011, 242 x 148 x 40cm

This painting installation is designed to be hung in different formations, creating separated islands from people who are falling, divided and separated.

A painting installation, Archepillogical

Archepillogical

Acrylic & Oil, Seven Canvases, Acrylic Sheet 2011, 242 x 148 x 40cm

This painting installation is designed to be hung in different formations, creating separated islands from people who are falling, divided and separated.

A painting installation, Archepillogical

Archepillogical

Acrylic & Oil, Seven Canvases, Acrylic Sheet 2011, 242 x 148 x 40cm

This painting installation is designed to be hung in different formations, creating separated islands from people who are falling, divided and separated.

A painting installation, Archepillogical

Archepillogical

Acrylic & Oil, Seven Canvases, Acrylic Sheet 2011, 242 x 148 x 40cm

This painting installation is designed to be hung in different formations, creating separated islands from people who are falling, divided and separated.

A painting installation, Archepillogical

Archepillogical

Acrylic & Oil, Seven Canvases, Acrylic Sheet 2011, 242 x 148 x 40cm

This painting installation is designed to be hung in different formations, creating separated islands from people who are falling, divided and separated.

A painting installation, Archepillogical

My Thoughts Are My Own and That's Where I'll Keep Them

Digital projection 2011, dimensions variable

This is a digital work dealing with separation and insulation of the self.

Digital Projection