Coming from a creative culture like Ireland, I believe that the arts can influence society and change people’s lives. An emotional connection to people, time and place, fuel my work and lead me to work in various creative mediums to convey the narrative. I think that this personal connection allows me to create and share my work. Perhaps giving people a small glimpse into my mind is a coping mechanism.
I am continuing work on a project called ‘Invisible Reflections’, that looks at wider societal attitudes and feelings. I am really excited by this project as it examines themes of homelessness, vulnerability, isolation, explored through film, installation, photography, painting and sculptural pieces, using ready-made and found objects (these will be heads contained in clear acrylic pieces). ‘Story’ was one of the key elements in this process and I’m really happy with how it is being received by film festivals and a wider audience.
As an experimental art film Story can appear somewhat strange, you will be drawn to watch this repeatedly. It is an exploration through a blend of creative mediums that will give you give me a short insight into the mind of this director. Y The film asks the question “How will you feel in one minute?”
More a tip. never cover your hands in glue and brown paper 15 minutes before you have to prepare dinner…