My practice uses the urban landscape as a means to explore the materiality and architecture of the city. The new wave of commercial development in Dublin is an extreme point of research given the rapidity of these redevelopments. I draw inspiration from the French poet, Charles Baudelaire’s concept of the 'flâneur': a stroller or a loafer. A man of the crowd, a casual wanderer, and an observer of street life in the modern city.
I use photography as a means to record elements of the city, to explore the built-up areas and the torn down ones. This collection of imagery informs my silkscreen prints and the process of repetition. My choice of material reflects my interest in industrial architecture and urban space and are closely interlinked to the fabric of the city. This body of work is a visual exploration of constructed space, concentrating on buildings and places that, to me, illustrate the transformation of the city.