Artist Profile

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Born outside a medium sized rural town in southern Ireland, I grew up with nature as my companion, an escape from a house full to bursting with brothers (Whom I love dearly). I spent many summers swimming in the lakes and all seasons walking by the canals and waterways, exploring woods, climbing trees and skipping through farmers fields (Sometimes procuring a veg or two to take home for dinner).  I have always loved having the natural world around me, in many ways it fuels my creative spirit, makes me feel at peace.

In 2011 I decided it was high time I scratch the itch, so I moved from Ireland to beautiful Wales and started on the BA (Hons)Fine Art at Cardiff Metropolitan University. I graduated in June of 2015 with a 1st Class Honours, from that I won a scholarship to continue with onto the Masters of Fine Art programme. I am now living in another celtic part of the world, the very picturesque city of Perth in Scotland.

Artist Statement

In a world that is increasingly distracted by trending technologies, I am hoping to create interstices that address and initiate dialogue about our tenuous but vital relationship to the natural world. I hope to do this though a series of personal projects and socially engaged art events that involve play, exploration and creativity. In parallel I want to explore my own relationship with the natural world whilst also examining my relationship to some of the trending technologies that our youth now use as their playgrounds and social clubs.

 

Augmented Reality Business Cards

Many of my project have been focused on using play to initiate dialogue outside of the Gallery. This is why a lot of my business cards are treated with Augmented Reality. If you have a smart phone or tablet and you want to activate your card then follow this link for full instructions: Instructions for Augmentations

 

To view my BA Blog click Here

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