From a background in fashion, costume and bridal design, Aoife recently completed a BA (Hons) Fine Art in MTU Crawford College of Art and Design and her work has already received a number of awards, including the Sternview Gallery Graduate Award and Sample-Studios Graduate Studio Residency Award.
Her work explores the primal human need for connections; physical, emotional and intuitive in her work – connections to self, each other and our collective ‘mother’ earth. Inspired by nature and yogic practice, interior and exterior landscapes merge. Research beginning within the natural landscape is integral to the creation of each piece, supporting the practice of artist functioning as conduit between subject and finished work.
Other processes include; exploring copper, a metal found in earth and human tissue, known to conduct energy. Indexing organic surfaces, a physical act breaking down the illusion of separation. The resulting work is the translation of emotional, sensory, intuitive, felt, experience of connection into physical form.