This work started as drawings for Christmas cards. I wanted to create cards for everyone, regardless of their beliefs. In winter the trees are naked and stand like beautiful giant sculptures and we can see the winter constellations on crisp cold nights. Winter in the Northern hemisphere can be harsh but also inspiring and magical. There are seven drawings and each tree has been assigned a northern hemisphere winter constellation. They hang like festoons or Christmas lights on the branches of the trees. Holly and Ursa Minor with Polaris sparkling at the top. Ash and Gemini with it’s two bright stars, Pollux and Castor. Hawthorn and Ursa Major. Oak and Taurus, with the red giant star of Aldebaran sparkling at the centre of the tree. Scots Pine and the Winter Circle asterism. Willow and Canis Major. Spruce and Orion the Hunter. This is a special edition pack of 7 A5 size cards, that come with recycled brown envelopes. These are cards to celebrate the Winter Solstice, mid-winter, the star the Magi followed in the Christmas story, or to send seasons greetings with a nod to the beauty of winter.
This series emerged through the characters; the girl, the fox and the owl, and their runaway adventures through the night, learning to fly and following the stars as their navigational guides.
Prints can be purchased by contacting me directly. My prints are always giclée quality and printed professionally in Dublin on acid-free German etching paper. Each print is €40 plus post and packaging.
Pencil on paper.
I drew this in September 2017 in reaction to the upcoming referendum that was to be held on the 25th of May 2018. It was originally intended to share on social media as a way to get people to think about the debate and how travelling abroad might affect the woman involved. People began to contact me asking for prints. In April 2018 I sold an edition of prints and donated the money to Together for Yes, an organisation committed to repealing the 8th amendment. It was drawn with pencil and acrylic paint.
This is an ongoing body of work. I am interested in the connection humans have with birds and the freedom wings allow them. I am interested in the idea of morphing into a bird, or encapsulating the spirit of a bird and what freedom that might give us.
The New Baby print has the constellation of Aries here but it can be altered to any birth constellation depending on the month. The Breastfeeding Journey print has the horoscope constellation of Sagittarius and this can be changed too. I can also add the name and date of birth underneath the sphere. Please email me the birth information if requesting a print.
This is a snapshot of work created between 2006 and 2010. Most of the work around that time was in pencil. I was interested creating groups of drawings that could form installations.