Painted Diary


This is a series of paintings created as a hanging installation as part of G.E.T.1; a group show by a group of 26 Irish artists known as idir in an exhibition of visual and performance art in the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Brooklyn from October 2014-January 2015.

The piece emerged from a process I have been using of painting quick watercolours each morning to express how I am. I was curious to keep a visual diary of my changing moods. With the paintings for the exhibition I used metallic thread to sew lines and patterns through the paintings; sewing threads of emotions and thoughts between one day and the next.

The paintings were hung so that the visitor to the space could stand or lie beneath the paintings as they floated and spun overhead – reminding us of the fleeting nature of our own thoughts.

The images of the paintings give a sense of the individual pieces and a video  gives a sense of the lightness and movement of the installation.