Where Troubles Begin and Logic Dies, “My Bed” by Tracey Emin

Loneliness and Isolation; Understanding and Expression through the work of Sophia Coppola, Sophie Calle and Tracey Emin Chapter ThreeWhere Troubles Begin and Logic Dies, My Bed by Tracey Emin“Bed shows the absolute mess and decay of my life” In the 1990’s the Young British Artists came to prominence after Charles Saatchi gave patronage to variousContinue reading “Where Troubles Begin and Logic Dies, “My Bed” by Tracey Emin”

Feeling like Bill Murray?

Apart from the obvious- Ground hog Day (Harold Rammis, 1993), the “Bill Murray feeling/sighing” that I seem to be experiencing during this coronavirus pandemic stems from the character, Bob, which he played in the feature film, Lost in Translation (Sophia Coppola, 2003). **Spoilers** I wrote a chapter back in 2016 giving my sourced analysis andContinue reading “Feeling like Bill Murray?”

Press Release, JUNCTURES: memory and the built environment, a drawing project.

JUNCTURES: memory and the built environment, a drawing project. Castleisland Day Care Centre and Artist in Residence Ciara Rodgers present an exhibition of drawings Area Services Centre, Station Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry  Opening event: 2.30 pm, Thursday 23rd January. Exhibition continues until Thursday 13th February 2020 About the Project A residency is when a professionalContinue reading “Press Release, JUNCTURES: memory and the built environment, a drawing project.”

Monuments of Abandoned Futures 19/9/19 – 10/10/19

Cork County Council Arts Office cordially invites you to the lunchtime opening event of an exhibition by visual artist Ciara Rodgers at 1 pm, Thursday 19th September at LHQ Gallery, Cork County Hall. Opening remarks for Monuments of Abandoned Futures will be given by Dr. Fergal Gaynor, Editor of The Enclave Review, contemporary arts magazine.Continue reading “Monuments of Abandoned Futures 19/9/19 – 10/10/19”

Solo Expedition #4

About two weeks ago, I decided to try out some glass painting with tracing black. This was after a fellow artist suggested that I might enjoy the process as it was similar to pushing around dust particles (which I am used to with charcoal on paper). The process turned out to be quite similar toContinue reading “Solo Expedition #4”

Solo Expedition #3

After stretching a 150x150cm sheet of Fabriano and testing out various background mediums such as thinned out acrylic, tinted chalk paint and pastel I decided that a mixture of charcoal powder, pastel and chalk would create the best ground for my drawing. I drew up my preliminary sketch today and created the mixed base forContinue reading “Solo Expedition #3”

Solo Expedition #2

For my next drawing, I’m testing background tones, texture and color. I want the background to have a sense of otherworldliness and I’m trying out muted pastel blues, greens and pinks at the moment. The texture is also important for how the drawing will look and it’s workability. Charcoal sits well on a very thinContinue reading “Solo Expedition #2”

Solo Expedition #1

There are ten weeks to go to my first solo exhibition after years of study and various group shows. I’m writing these excerpts as an exercise to quickly map my progress (and setbacks) to make sense of my ideas for myself along with a traditional sketchbook. My Studio I’ve reached that stage in my researchContinue reading “Solo Expedition #1”