Cardboard Curiosities

July 2009
Mart: Open Door Policy, Galway Arts Festival, Thatch Cottage, Henry St, Galway
Group show curated by Ciara Scanlan & Matthew Nevin

Mixed media installation

The intent of this piece is to induce three forms of delight; firstly, the simple aesthetic quality of the interconnecting sculptural forms and the play of light and shadow innately please the human eye. Secondly, on further investigation the viewer is rewarded by an interior dimension to the work; a realm of concealed curiosities which lie within, waiting to be discovered. The objective is that the investigation of these undisclosed worlds induces a sense of childlike excitement and that the viewer’s imagination is stimulated into attaining the third and most extensive of all the joys, the capability to envisage their own miniature scenes hidden throughout their daily lives, in turn stimulating an active imagination and an increased awareness of the uncontrollable beauty by which they are surrounded. curiosities.jpg