Monday, March 24, 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

chasm














chasm, 2014, concrete, gelatine, fabric softener, dimensions 10cm x 244cm.

studio II






















'Essays for the House of Memory'

 Lair, 2013



                                          Lair, foreground, work by artist Nuala O'Sullivan background.



                                               recover, foreground, work by artist Paul Tarpey background.



recover, 2014.


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











































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. 


Ali Kirby