Thursday, March 21, 2013


I thought it was time I posted some of my own work instead of the work of others, even though I am not a hundred percent happy with it. This is just the thought process. These photos have been taken with my Olympus OM-1 camera and my Diana f+ camera, the last image is of my sketchbook. I have taken to sewing in my photos and such to create new pages rather than gluing them in.


Sergey Melnitchenko

Sergey Melnitchenko was born in 1991 and lives in Nikolaev, Ukraine.

He has many photos on his website but these two stuck out the most for me, especially the one of the cabin by the water.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Martin Usborne

Martin Usborne is an interesting photographer who lives in East London where he has his photographic studio. 'He is interested in the ever-curious and often disturbing relationship between humans and other animals.'
His photo series, The Silence of Dogs in Cars, is more about the anxiety of being left alone rather than the dogs in cars themselves. It is the fear of being alone and unheard. He states that the images in this series explore that feeling, both in relation to himself and to animals in general.
He is also doing another interesting photogrphy project called A year to help, How many animals can i save in 365 days? The link to the site is here.
He is an interesting person, who is great at making light of a serious situation. He has a great sense of humor.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

zweifellos mondbetont

Zweifellos is one of those photographers that has popped up out of nowhere. There is no ready available information on her apart from what is on her site. She simply exists as a basic digital footprint and a series of wonderful photos that are beguiling, intriguing, quiet, and sensual.
It must be nice to create beautiful works and still remain mysterious.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Haunted Air

Found a great book in the library called Haunted Air, by Ossian Brown. Its filled with a wonderful, vintage collection of anonymous Hallowe'en photographs taken in America from 1875 - 1955.
Some of them are quiet creepy, not a single fairy tale princess in sight.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Katrien De Blauwer

Some amazing collage work by Katrien De Blauwer. I love them all, its so hard to pick just one. She ha a very good website, with a great section that shows a digitized version of her sketchbook.

Artists Statement:

Emotions have always been the driving force and main consideration in what I do and make. I am also strongly drawn to the uncomfortable in human emotion, like pain, sorrow, loss, desire. It’s about life and death, what we are, what we signify, how we are loved.
I like the directness of pictures and their presence. With my idiosyncratic, condensed cuts and pastes I try to relate a story of my own. In doing so, I find, often unwittingly, new meanings and associations, which also has a therapeutic effect on me. It’s a process of finding my own language and listening to it.

"Where must we hide when it comes from inside "- J. Taylor



Eisenstein believed that film montage could create ideas or have an impact beyond the individual images. Two or more images edited together create a "tertium quid" (third thing) that makes the whole greater than the sum of its individual parts. -Montage Theory, Einstein
Je Sors Pours Vous
Framed Upright


The work hanging on the wall.

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Gathering Project

My final image for the gathering project. The whole year was required to take part. Each piece will be hung in a large scale in Shannon Airport.
The photo was taken with my Diana camera, using expired film. I did the text and added the background in photoshop.

This piece could question the position of the traveler community in Ireland but it could also be a self portrait. That would be up to the viewer and in what context it is displayed.

The Gathering is an event created by the Irish economy to bring back Irish nationals or people of Irish heritage to Ireland so they will spend lots of money and boost our economy. I doubt it will be much of a success but at least there will be some interesting events going on around the country.
For more information the web-site is here
Im not sure when the exhibition will be hung, but hopefully I will have pictures of that when it opens.

New Pillow

Completed a new pillow. It needs a good wash, I will do that later. I needed to finish it for progress reviews.
I've decided to dub these 'Anxiety Pill-ow's'.
They depict dreams, which show your thoughts and anxieties through hidden motifs.
The front is an old pillow case and the back is a tea towel.

A more calming scene on the back of the pillow.

Wendy Burton

Wonderful photography by Artist Wendy Burton. She takes photos of the not so shiny side of America.

Empty Houses: Interiors Series-

Interior No.7. Living room chair, Raymond, South Dakota, 2003.    

Interior No. 34 Stairs, Ohio, 2006.   

 Empty Houses Series-

Abandoned Schoolhouse , Gallitan New York, 2001

Empty House No. 45, Montana 2003

Sunday, March 10, 2013

LSAD Drawing Awards

The drawing Awards is an exhibition held every year by the college, that the students can enter.
This year it was curated by Dr Collette Nolan.
Students are allowed to enter 3 works and if you are lucky it will be selected for the exhibition,
I entered for the first time this year and was lucky enough to have one of my pieces exhibited.
I also posted some work by my friends which I really like.

Photography and Drawing By Ali Kirby.

By Ali Kirby

Pen Drawing by Rosie Cleary
Mixed Media work by Dawn West

My piece, 'Omen.' -etching

Saturday, March 9, 2013


This is a photo etching I did a while ago of my bed.
It is 6x6 cm and is called, 'Single.'

Friday, March 8, 2013

Femme Maison

I always go back to Louise Bourgeois when I am working. I love her Femme Maison Series. Which consist of drawings, print, and sculpture.
Her work is about space and memory.

Tom Fitzgerald

Interesting Sculptural piece by Irish Artist Tom Fitzgerald.
Nuclear Family