Apart from occasional forays into silicone, I work primarily with the most common construction materials – cement. It has extraordinary versatility and a directness that allows for spontaneity.
I either use a base of metal armature on which mortar or ferrous cement is then layered. Or work from clay cast or sometimes body casts. I use colour pigment , fibrous materials and found objects for surface texture.
In the past I have worked in abstract and semi figurative forms but since 2010 I have been mostly working with human form; the intricate, delicate triangles that connect each skeletal movement to their projections and articulations ,on muscle to skin is a source of fascination . Using the body enables me to animate the small internal voices we all share. To make a visual representation of the inner psyche, in all its beautifully flawed complexity.
I have been privileged to work with communities across Ireland; teach young adults in Phnom Penh and workshop in Kathmandu, it has been a revelation, both in forms of practice and as experiential learning from great people.
Camilleriparismode - Malta
Mad Gallery Milan:
Previous exhibitions include:
Malta Art Fair - May 2017
4th Art Collective Meridian Hotel Malta, 2016
Villa Castro Pop Up gallery – September 2016
Cavelleri Art Hotel - MaltaMarch 2016
3rd Art Collective Meridian HotelMalta- January2016
1st Art Collective Meridian Hotel – Malta 2015
Solo show “ the illusion of permanence “ Java Gallery - Phnom Penh 2012
Kilkenny Arts show – Ireland 2000
Gallery 8, Cork – Ireland 2001
Runner up Markovich medal for sculpture – Dublin 1998
13th Sculpture In Context – Conrad Hotel Dublin 1997