The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow
August 7 - September 2 2005
This is a joint show with my husband, sculptor James Hayes,
exhibiting the work which we have developed over the past
few years in response to our parenthood and love of our daughter.
In creating this work, my interest has dwelled on the development
of both traditional symbols that represent fecundity (such as fruit) and
modern/personal symbols and images which provide a new view on this theme
(for instance, the abstract composition of stripes in a positive pregnancy
test). In creating the "toy icons" I want to highlight the importance of cherishing childhood.
James' body of work The Paternity Suite began developing
in response to the approaching birth of our daughter, to reveal
the emotions and changes in our lives from a male point of
view. The work continues post-birth in response to fatherhood
as a reflection of the classic mother and child and the paternal
instinct. His work can be viewed HERE
Click on the small images right to view larger images
from this body of work.
Click on the thumbnail images below
to see larger images.