Work: International Exhibitions

 

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TERRIBLE BEAUTY—DETAIL OF HAND-STITCHED INFILL OF DAMASK WEFTS AS MAP IMAGE BLEEDING FROM CENTRE, ACTIVATING SHAMROCK AND GOLD ICONS ON BORDER. . .

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TERRIBLE BEAUTY—CENTRE WOUND DETAIL

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TERRIBLE BEAUTY—2016—Hand-stitched in cotton and metallics on vintage Irish linen table napkin, damask woven in Irish iconography. Inspired by Yeats imagery.  Exhibition:  BIRTH OF A NATION— BEIJING, CHINA.  IRISH AND CHINESE ARTISTS RESPOND TO IDEAS OF WAR IN THE CENTENARY OF IRELAND’S EASTER RISING 1916.

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LIGHT WITHIN —1 METRE SQUARE, GLASS, WIRE, GOLD LEAF

 

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LIGHT   2014   1 metre square   glass/wire/gold leaf

ASIA-EUROPE II—TOURING INTERNATIONAL SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY TEXTILES FROM ASIAN AND EUROPEAN ARTISTS, CURATED BY ERNY PIRET.  THREE VENUES:  1.  2014:  KREFELD, GERMANY AT:  DEUTSCHES TEXTILMUSEUM; 2.  2014:  ANGERS, FRANCE AT: MUSEE JEAN LURCAT ET DE LA TAPISSERIES CONTEMPORAINE; 3.  KEDAINIAI, LITHUANIA AT:  JANINA MONKUTE-MARKS MUSEUM.

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BELIEVERS—hand-stitched, stained, painted in acrylic; gold leaf, on paper.  40cm square

PRIVATE COLLECTION:  FION GUNN, ARTIST AND CURATOR OF IRISH WAVE EXHIBITIONS

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REDEMPTION— hand-stitched and stained, painted with acrylic; gold leaf, on paper.  40cm square  PRIVATE COLLECTION IRELAND

 

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THE GROUND OF THE SOUL–ACRYLIC AND GOLD LEAF ON AND UNDER PAPER, CUT , STAINED, AND SANDED  20cm square

SOLO SHOW:  MAKING HOLY  –WORKS IN PAPER INSPIRED BY THE WRITINGS OF MEISTER ECKHARDT–INVITATIONAL SHOW IN THE GALLERY OF THE KAUNAS ART ACADEMY OF VILNIUS UNIVERSITY, KAUNAS, LITHUANIA.  I EXHIBITED THE EARLIER WORK, THE SACRED HEART (PAPER) 2007,  ALONG WITH A SERIES OF NEW SMALLER WORKS ABOVE.

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detail of the cut and bled names, stitched in chronological order, spiralling upward. There are nearly 700 names.

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Paper, acrylic, gold leaf 23cm wide X 38 cm high approx at widest point.

LITANY 2012—shown in SMALL SIZE WORKS:  FIBER ART FROM ASIA AND EUROPE JANINA MONKUTE-MARKS MUSEUM/GALLERY; KEDAINIAI, LITHUANIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEART OF IRELAND– centre detail showing inner gold leaf layer visible through cruciform cuts in surface of stone.  I floated this stone disc within clear glass like an island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEART OF IRELAND–  2010   glass, stone, wire, wire mesh, gold leaf; 20cm diametre X 10cm depth.  Exhibited in Genus Loci juried international exhibition: June-September 2010 in Bratislava, Slovakia at Galeria X, with possible further tour venues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRACE  2010        glass, wire, gold leaf; 14x14x18cm   Exhibited in Feb/March at KCC Gallery, Tokyo, in Session, curated by Sugane Hara.  This work was developed in collaboration with the Japanese textile artist Asako Ishizaki, from a series of contacts exploring our mutual perceptions of the divine in matter and in making.  We exhibited alongside each other under the theme, Divine Organism.

THE SACRED HEART (detail)  Details of stitched erased drawing and centre cut

THE SACRED HEART 2007
125cm square Graphite on paper, acrylic, stitching. Constant diagramming and erasing efforts to uncover truth finally break through the surface to reveal the concrete truth through Christ.
Exhibited in: TEXTILE 07 International Textile Biennial, Kaunas, Lithuania 2007

LENTEN JOURNEY (detail)
Details of tunnel edge and looking up into tunnel toward light

Lenten Journey 2007 20 x 20 x 17 cm glass, wire, stone
Exhibited in Como, Italy, as part of Filare il tempo, international juried show of miniature textiles. Touring through France and Italy in 2007-2008.
Selected for a special educational project and exhibited again in 2008.
Selected for purchase for the permanent collection of Arte& Arte, producers of the Miniartextil International textile project, Como.

Prayer Space  (detail)
Detail showing structure and manipulation of colour through glass units (and on edges of some units).

PRAYER SPACE  (detail)
Centre closeup detail of structure

PRAYER SPACE 2007
80cm square. Glass, enamel and gold-leaf edged glass; stainless steel and enameled copper wire; knitted wire mesh.
Exhibited in Structures and Connections, Krakow, Poland 2007 and selected for the World Textile Art Biennial, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2009.

ALTAR  (detail)
Side view showing sculptural swell.

ALTAR  (detail)
Close detail of enameled and gold-leaf-edged glass units bound, pleated, and stitched with wire

 

ALTAR 2005
Width 140cm x height 40cm x depth of 15cm. Glass, wire, gold leaf.
This work is in two layers: the front shaped layer and a back flat layer of dark purple glass with a central hole.
Exhibited in Izmir, Turkey in 2005 as part of Visions in Textiles International Exhibition, and in Krakow, Poland, 2007, in Structures and Connections.

HALO  (detail)
Detail of split showing gold leaf interior

HALO 2005
50cm diameter x 8cm depth; glass, wire, gold leaf
This work featured on the cover of SPIRITUALITY magazine Jul/Aug 2005.
3-year tour in 40 Shades of Green exhibition to U.S,, Lithuania, Germany, N. Ireland, and Chicago as part of SOFA.
In Graz, Austria in 2009, exhibited in ‘Cut’: 25th International Textile Art Exhibition

FONT  (detail)
Detail of glass/wire structure.

FONT 2004
70cm square approx, 4cm depth. Glass, painted enameled glass, stained glass, stainless steel wire.
3-year international tour with Forty Shades of Green: a survey of Irish art and craft highlighting process.

ORATIO  (detail)
Detail of glass units in wire structure

ORATIO 2000
115cm square heat-marked glass, copper wire, paper
Exhibited in Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown, N. Ireland, as part of From the Edge: International Textiles in 2004
Private Collection of Megan Johnston, Director, Millennium Court Arts Centre

BAPTISM (detail)
Detail of centre construction of stone, glass, wire

1. BAPTISM 2000 125cm X 125cm  Diocese of Helsinki

BAPTISM 1999
120cm square x 5cm depth; glass, wire, stone
Purchased from Living Waters Exhibition, Helsinki, Finland, 1999-2000, to hang above the altar in Ruoholahti Chapel, Cathedral Diocese of Helsinki

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