IRISH BORDER SERIES

A series of paintings primarily focused on the division threatened by the presence of a hard border within the communities in close proximity to the Irish border. Through a depiction of site specific works of both rural and urban roads, it is also a mundane portrayal. A road sign or road marking may be the only indication of an actual border, therefore I am drawing particular emphasis to the normality of the scene, as an everyday road on a journey leading from one town to the next. Furthermore this documentation of specific border crossing points portrays a commonplace where people can unreservedly travel freely.

I amĀ focused on logistical implications of ‘Brexit’, on what it will mean for the island of Ireland at large, specifically highlighting the uncertainty that lies ahead.

The Border, (Co. Monaghan/Co. Armagh N12), Oil on board 30x42cm 2017

The Border, (Co. Monaghan/Co. Armagh N12), Oil on board, 30x42cm, 2017

The border ii (r173 Co. louth/Co. Down), Oil on board 30x42cm, 2017

The border ii (r173, Co. louth/Co. Down), Oil on board 30x42cm, 2017

The border iii (Marble Arch rd, Co Cavan/Co. Fermanagh) Oil on board, 30x42cm, 2017

The border iii (Marble Arch rd, Co Cavan/Co. Fermanagh) Oil on board, 30x42cm, 2017

The border iv (A4 Belcoo, Co. Femanagh/Co.Cavan) Oil on board, 30x40cm, 2017

The border iv (A4 Belcoo, Co. Femanagh/Co.Cavan) Oil on board, 30x40cm, 2017

The border v (r205, Derrylin Femanagh/Co.Cavan) Oil on board, 30x40cm, 2017

The border v (r205, Derrylin Femanagh/Co.Cavan) Oil on board, 30x40cm, 2017

6. The Border, vi ‘Money Changed’, (r132 Dublin Rd) oil on board, 30x40cm

The Border vii, (M1) oil on canvas, 100x70cm