media: painting, digital collage, projection
concepts: place, society, insulation
Beginning in May 2011, Floating Islands was taken on during a residency at Nes in Skagaströnd, Iceland. This began as an observational comparison of the socio-economic and political climates in Ireland and Iceland.
The project developed into an observation of the limitations and social conditions that face people living on islands, and the idea of being insulated. It developed into the idea of the individual consciousness as being an insulated form, and this led to the follow-up project, Archipelago. Many of the works were created in multiple forms (islands) and this method has also influenced future projects.
This project was part-funded by funded by Sligo Arts Office and took place in The Nes International Artist Residency, Skagastrond, Iceland.