This body of work was made between Feb- Aug 2019 while artist in residence in Armagh County Museum.
“The English “museum” comes from the Latin word, and….. is originally from the Ancient Greek Μουσεῖον (Mouseion), which denotes a place or temple dedicated to the Muses (the patron divinities in Greek mythology of the arts), and hence a building set apart for study and the arts.” ( from Wikipedia)
I examined artefacts from the museum’s collection used in everyday life and expanded on their context and history. The resulting body of figurative drawings and paintings sets up resonances between emotion, history and materiality,
To experience an old worn environment from a new perspective transformed the everyday into the curious and wonderful. It allowed glimpses of the contours and layers of past and people and the ways in which we are connected to and shaped by it.
This Artist In Residence project was kindly supported by Armagh County Museum and the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.