This blog became a visual diary of my materials and processes over a four year period while studying Fine Art in LSAD. For more information please visit my website..
Ali Kirby Studio
Friday, February 28, 2014
Lair, foreground, work by artist Nuala O'Sullivan background.
recover, foreground, work by artist Paul Tarpey background.
Essays for the House of Memory, curated by Haizea Barcenilla, Ormston House, Limerick. 6th Feb - 1st March 2014.
photos courtesy of Eamonn O'Mahony.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Lair, 2013, cavity blocks, wool blanket, tupperware lid, gelatine, fabric softener.
My work explores the nature of our relationship with everyday objects, particularly those from the domestic environment. As our memories of the domestic tend to become jumbled up with the objects that belong to it, we create our own subjective meanings and associations. These objects then become rich and dense in cultural and sociological baggage. By combining materials I have made myself with found objects, I try to build my own architecture of memory. Object becomes subject, capable of undergoing processes of transformation - a metaphor for our own potentiality.