Burn

Burn – a series of work 1999 – 2002 Burn explores the physical and metaphorical nature of pain and scarring in images created by branding, burning and marking of surfaces with heat, fire or charcoal. Pared back to its essential elements the gentle simplicity of the images belies the inherently complex and uncomfortable content ofContinue reading “Burn”

Suburban Gothic and the Sublime Divine

“Crashing Out with Sylvian : David Bowie, Carl Jung and the Unconscious” by Tanja Stark

Image : Tanja Stark 2015 “David Bowie inhabits Carl Jung’s world of archetypes, reading and speaking of the psychoanalyst with a passion.”  Tony Oursler 2013 The haunting figure of an intubated, dystopian and alienated creature inhabiting ‘Ashes to Ashes’ (1980) world of religious, sci-fi and industrial imagery, singing of Major Tom’s trajectory like some perpetually unconsummatedContinue reading ““Crashing Out with Sylvian : David Bowie, Carl Jung and the Unconscious” by Tanja Stark”

“Human beings are actually created for the transcendent, for the sublime” – Desmond Tutu

“We were made to enjoy music, to enjoy beautiful sunsets, to enjoy looking at the billows of the sea and to be thrilled with a rose that is bedecked with dew… Human beings are actually created for the transcendent, for the sublime, for the beautiful, for the truthful… and all of us are given theContinue reading ““Human beings are actually created for the transcendent, for the sublime” – Desmond Tutu”

Bowie gets his Geek On

  The world’s first academic symposium on David Bowie as pop cultural phenomenon rocked into Ireland last month with international professors, artists and PhDs galore deconstructing Bowie’s prolific influence across music, fashion and the arts with just the perfect mix of sincerity and glam.    Hosted by Doctors Devereux, Dillane and Power of University ofContinue reading “Bowie gets his Geek On”

Nick Cave Pop Art Mannequin : They have Nick Cave Dolls Now?

Nick Cave Pop Art Mannequin

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