As a painter, Siobhán McDonald examines the links between science and art, exploring processes of entropy and the potency of geological time. Her journey to Iceland in 2010 inspired this new body of work. She studied the Eyjafjallajokull volcano six weeks after it had exploded, with a specific interest in how the atmosphere was altered. The paintings exude a feeling of other-worldliness. Much of the imagery has deep time geological reference to vast unpopulated environments of land, space and sky. They are depictions of curious places that speak of hidden forces, chaotic unpredictability and energies boiling beneath the surface.
Catherine Hammond Gallery | Contemporary Irish
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