Reclining Woman

POST AUCTION THANK YOU! Thanks to the purchaser of Reclining Woman with Flowers at the Haiti Auction. Well done Devere White Auctions and Fergus Ahern for organising this event.

NEWS UPDATE: Taking part in the Auction of Art for Haiti,  James Devere White’s Auctions at the D4 Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin on April 26th at 6 pm. I’ll be donating one of the Reclining Women series.

The Reclining Women series (2004) is a playful follow-up to the Tuatha Dé Danann “tribe”. The distilled details or “adornments of the spirit” of these women are brought forward in bolder focus.

Reclining Woman With Black Pearls I 2004

Reclining Woman With Black Pearls I, Oil, gold leaf on archival film over BFK, 20 x 42″, 2004

Reclining Woman With Black Pearls II 2004

Reclining Woman With Black Pearls II, Oil on archival film over BFK, 9.5 x 42″, 2004

Woman With Flower Lei -Morning 2004

Woman With Flower Lei – Morning, Oil monotype on Arches, 22 x 30″, 2004, Collection: Boyle Civic Art Collection, Ireland

At that time in the studio, I had a lot of this tubular foam stuff left after the Celestial Circus (2003) commission for Crayola finished.  Very seductive material – couldn’t put it away. Not until I looked back at these photos did I see the impact it had on these “Reclining Women”.  Obviously the tube colours and disk-like shapes migrated to the other works in the studio.

Most of this series was done in oil on clear archival film. The rest were large monotypes, (worked up on a very large copper plate, and printed as one-off images). I like the speed, touch and clarity of these materials – the feeling of paint – just paint.

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