This body of work looks at combining the city as a cramped and inconsistent place with the countryside as an open and free space. It asks: What will happen to the culture of the rural countryside when the urban city takes over?
The relationship between the city and the country is a love/hate one. This conflict is captured in my work. Through photography, drawing, and screen-printing, cityscapes and juxtapositions that illustrate the impact of urban construction in rural spaces are created.
These images are created by incorporating a layering process into the screen-prints, making a series of seamless cityscapes. They are contrasted with panoramic photographs of the landscape from my homeplace in rural County Galway.
Presentation Community College, Terenure, Dublin 6W
Mercy Secondary School, Inchicore, Dublin 8
Drimnagh Castle Secondary School, Drimnagh, Dublin 12