These are paintings that are not part of any particular series, some of them are commissions and others are self initiated portraits.
Madonna and Child – Oil on Canvas, 50x40cm
Dreaming – Oil on Board 31x30cm
The Tell-Tale Heart – Oil on canvas 24x33cm
Aftermath – Oil on canvas 55x120cm
This is an oil triptych I created for an exhibition in Galway comemorating the 100th aniversary of the Ester Rising.
The first piece shows De Valera in Bolands mill, the only rebel stronghold where all women were prohibited from, this paternalistic attitude would foreshadow the plight of women as he shaped it post independence to the church’s demands/requirements. The third piece shows James Connolly,a socialist and incredible thinker and advocate on behalf of women, as he lies wounded in the GPO, fittingly consoled by a female presence. The middle piece, a melting statue of the virgin Mary (melting only on Connolly’s side), attempts to challenge us to imagine how different Ireland’s post rebellion history vis-a-vis becoming or not becoming a Catholic state,might have been if Connolly had survived and helped shape subsequent Irish history.