Solo Exhibition at Berlin Opticians Dublin, November 2018
This exhibition, titled ‘Scapes: Rose Quartz’, presents itself as a sculptural intensification of objects that speak of a deep human faith in the power of the things around us. The work operates in an aesthetic register of excess and material over-fullness, expressed through the inter-related accumulation of individual objects, a super-saturated pink colour palette, a sense of plentitude and amplification, and an identification of the sensuality of things.
‘Scapes: Rose Quartz’ is the first episode in a series of sculptural arrays by the artist gathered under the banner Tools for wellbeing. Tools for wellbeing springs from an intrigue for moments where the human body and other matter, such as crystals, stones, oils and plants come into proximity for the purposes of healing and wellbeing. It proposes the zone of the artwork as a holistic moment where relationships with, and between matter can be discovered; a portal where affective exchanges and encounters are allowed to take place.