Plan B

Plan B, Charcoal on Fabriano paper, 175 x 100cm

Exhibited: Leaps and Bounds Solo Show, SWAH, Enniskillen, 2019. Invited by Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

Beings Solo show, Marketplace Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, 2015

This work grew out of a research trip to the Natural History Museum in London, supported by Create Louth funding. I spent several weeks with cases of beaks and wings and claws that testified to the taxonomic fever of the Victorian British Empire. The drive to name and classify and categorize can be rooted in a fear of the wild and unknown and a desire to bring order and therefore control.

Leaps and Bounds SWAH, Enniskillen, 2019: a solo exhibition of selected works all concerned with potential and actual transformation and transcendence.

The figurative drawings use metaphor, scale and uncanny familiarity to explore the paradox and possibilities of escape from everyday constraints while seeking  transfiguration within the same.

Invited and generously supported by Fermanagh & Omagh District Council