Ceramics & Glass
51 x 33 x 31 cm
At a time where human blood flows through animal veins, what are the social and psychological consequences of redesigning nature
This work questions our understanding of the human condition concerning genetic engineerings potential to impact notions of Self, Other and Identity.
My sculptural animalhumans or humananimals pry at the uncomfortable edges between human and animal, natural and artificial. With particular interest in the audiences reaction to these indefinables, I wonder how they perceive these beings as feral, mythological or futuristic. This area of bioethics continues to be difficult to define and underlines this exploration.
BA (Hons), Fine and Applied Art, University of Ulster, 2009; Foundation Art and Design, University of Ulster, 2006
Visiting lecturer, St Paul's School, London, 2012; Internship, Elizabeth O'Kane, Dublin, Ireland, 2011; Gallery attendant, Ceramic Art London, London, 2011; Assistant artist-in-residence, Artscare, Belfast, 2010
FLUX. Making. Changing. Ceramics & Glass., Wallspace, All Hallows on the Wall, London, 2011; VOYEUR, Salamander Gallery, Belfast, 2010; Mixed Ladies Exhibition, Whalley Gallery, Belfast, 2010; Royal Ulster Academy Annual Show, The Northern Bank, Belfast, 2009
Winner, Young Artist of the Year Award, Lisburn Arts Advisory Committee, 2010; Winner, Outstanding Student of the Year Award, Royal Ulster Academy, 2009