Biophilia and The Domestic: Psychoterratic states and how these are expressed consciously and subconsciously in our spaces
This body of work is a response to our innate hunger for nature and our growing detachment from it in domestic spaces, much to the detriment of our physiological and emotional wellbeing.
Are the plastic plants and artificial wood textures in our homes a halfway point, a sacrificing of the real thing? Is there a need to still have some tie to it, however removed?
Nature interacting with our belongings often suggests the absence of us humans. However, in this work the opposite is true. Hand embroidery work and plant life build up, covering objects and taking over a corner of my previously stark, white bedroom and home studio. This visually documents time spent responding to the siren-like call of nature in my personal space. I am living in an installation that is slowly growing around me as I work from home during a global pandemic.
St. Kilian's Community School, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Loreto Catholic Girls' Secondary School, Bray, Co. Wicklow
St. John of Gods Carmona Services, Glenageary, Co. Dublin