Killorglin hosts one of the oldest festivals in Ireland called Puck Fair, I set up a little pop-up here last year but decided to just enjoy the festivities this year!
I did a few of my own representations of the festival, here are some images of the works below.
"The Paps of Anu are a pair of breast shaped mountains near Killarney in County Kerry, Ireland. The eastern summit, The Paps East, is 694 metres high and the western top, The Paps West is 690 metres high. The mountains are named after Anu; believed to have been an ancient mother goddess."
My latest project is based around archived photos of Killorglin, Co. Kerry. I did 10 pieces for a new Restaurant & Bar in Killorglin called 'Kingdom 1795' - I will have more images once they have been hung at the Restaurant.
I have decided to take part in another of Killarney's Old Flea Market held at the Laurels in Killarney every month... This one is on Sunday the 12th of May from 12pm - 5pm x
Check out their Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/oldmarketfleakillarney/
One of my visual obsessions has always been graffiti, having lived in London for a while you get very used to seeing it every day! My love for graffiti goes beyond the visual, I have the utmost respect for people that can do it, whether it be a persons signature tag or something more along the lines of an intricate mural. My own work is mainly painting with a variety of mediums and I have always tried to have my own take on graffiti in a more abstract sense. (See some images below). When I say my own take, I am referring to me using mark making in my own way in a more representative manner and using some spray paint from time to time!
Another of my favourite visuals is train lines and trains themselves, I love the lines, form and the architecture of the train. Rust is another theme I have incorporated into a lot of my themes and work and can be a big component in the tramline and old railway stations. They come with a lot of history and can evoke a nostalgic response on places previously visited.
I will pop a few more visuals of some of my favourite trains with graffiti work on the side -
While having had an inspiring time away in Asia recently I have found myself to have had an influx of new ideas with many different avenues. Place and a sense of nostalgia have been a focal point in my work for a number of years and this hasn't changed.
some of the newer work I am doing at the moment will be based around these very same themes and ideas in a number of differing mediums. I am hoping to grasp a more rounded view with this next phase of work.
watch this space :)
On my recent travels around South East Asia I found some incredible inspiration when it comes to architecture and surroundings. The first stop was to Hong Hong, then onto Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and a brief stop in Bangkok. I am looking forward to getting some new work made with these wonderful places in mind with a possible exhibition later on in the year!
I took part in my second market in Killarney and also my last one of the year. It went really well and I was just so excited to be involved again.
Please see a few photos from the day and despite the terrible weather there was a lovely crowd throughout the day.