I am an Irish artist, currently based in Helsinki. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art, London my work had been shown extensively in both Europe and the USA. Most recent exhibitions include: Vitrine Gallery, Basel; Glucksman Gallery, Cork; Foxy Production, New York; Sunday Painter Gallery and CAS, London and Spike Island,Bristol.
The use, value and meaning of objects, are central to my practice. Through photography, found images and objects, drawing and installation, my work explores objects in flux and how things exist beyond human agency, often focusing on cycles of production, circulation and consumption, and the slippages between materiality and representation.
Something to Grasp, Nothing to Hold, a series of B&W cameraless photographs, examining fragmentary forms shaped by time and nature.
Leached and dulled by continuous motion, these sea-glass pieces appear to hover out of the darkness. Shards that formerly constitute a vessel of some sort, discarded once its function ceased. Each chiseled shape takes on its own particular quality, and carries with it a certain context as it travels.
As fossils from the recent past, the structures are imbued with a conflated sense of time, both geological artifact and vestiges of human waste. The work speaks of a disjuncture between the abundance of things and what happens to them once deemed obsolete.