Far From Home
Exhibition, Joensuu Art College, Finland, January 2003
"Far from home" was a response to my immigrating from Ireland to Finland. Although having only moved there a short time, I was able to let thecomparisons between th two countries materialize through my art.
Some of the materials I used to make some of the works were readily available to me, while others came to me by way of opportunity. The idea for making a bed of roses came to me after someone gave me a paper flower for a gift. The pillow was made using Irish newspapers I was previoiusly in possession of. When put into the context of being away from home I felt that the making of "Bed of Roses" was very appropriate.
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