The Colleen Bawn Series
The work takes its inspiration from the play The Colleen Bawn by Irish playwright Dion Boucicault. The metaphor of the chairs are used to explore how society and circumstance played an active role in this heinous crime. In the Limelight explores the dramatization of the historic murder and how the narrative changes to engage an audience.
Anticipation I and II
The work explores the social and emotional expectations of an encounter whether it be a chance meeting or the result of much planning. Anticipation I – deals with the expectation of the event. Anticipation II – looks at the prospect of eventful social encounter.
Ephemeral Pleasures Series
We are imprisoned by social media and compelled to stay connected. This series of work proposes the importance of living in the moment. Taking pleasure in that fleeting instant and being content with the experience and the memory. It is infinitely more valuable than recording and sharing a meaningless image.
This work deals with superstition and luck. The 13 crows appear in the composition but one crow has already left this mortal realm, the circumstances of his demise remain unclear. The symbolism of the ladder offers the viewer no credible explanation. It’s happenstance, a coincidental event with no apparent cause.