I am raising funds to go towards staging an exhibition at St Luke's Cathedral in Cork city in July 2019. The title of the show is 'Beyond Form' and it is a body of work made in response to the sudden passing of my only child in 2014. The work explores who we might be beyond our physical form, i.e. the idea of the continuity of consciousness, while also depicting the slow and difficult journey through grief. The inner journey or inscape is depicted or symbolized through vast empty landscapes of deepest blue which eventually evolve and open up to include a more complex composition of colour and resonance. Through the image there is the suggestion of two souls meeting from different dimensions. It is what quantum science refers to as the multi-dimensional nature of reality.
'In voice Leading to Voices'.
Framing 1,000 euros. Insurance 200 euros. Materials 300 euros. Marketing and PR 300 euros. Opening night 200 euros.
Fund it Campaign 200 euros.
I am a visual artist, originally from Dublin and now living in Kinsale, Cork. I hold a BA (Hons) in Media Production and I studied art on the Sherkin Island pilot degree program. I also have an MA in Art Therapy. I have exhibited in many venues around Cork and West Cork, including the West Cork Arts Centre, and the Warren Gallery, Castletownshend. This is my first major solo show.
'Rescue by the First Light'.
My challenge will be to successfully show and promote the work in the most professional manner possible. The work must be well presented in a way that reflects and honours both the subject matter and years spent making the work.
I have very limited funds coming in from the sale of work shown in my recent exhibition 'Coming Across the Bogland's of Ireland'. I am crowding funding because it seems like a viable way to raise money needed to stage the exhibition. It is also a way to create a positive exchange as part of what I will offer for funding is artwork.
Thank you for taking the time to read about my project. I appreciate any and all forms of support, not just monetary, that friends and clients have offered. I consider Art both a blessing and a vocation, it is the soul food of society.
'Light is Love in Motion'.