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Archive for November 11th, 2008

Breathing life into old art work

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Intervention at the Secret Gallery, Doolin. Dream Horses Blankets being aired!


I made these Horse Blankets during my Degree year in Crawford College of Art, along with some more. They had been in storage for many years, so today I thought that I would give them an airing in the wind off the Atlantic Ocean. They are made out of many different types of materials and natural pigments. Previously they hung in a room between the ceiling and the floor, here I loved the way the wind moved them, at times they looked like giant jelly fish or flat fish under the sea such as Giant Rays. This is the same clothes line that I made the wind drip drawing or should I say the wind made them, 8 years ago and the blankets were made about 12 years ago. It felt good to take them out again!

Written by Marianne Slevin

11 November, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Crianza Art!

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Despite having lived in Spain for several years, and drunk my fair share of Rioja Crianza wine, I always thought it was the variety of grape until I was informed the other day by a wine expert that it meant ‘nursed’ ,I hope I heard correctly! Well this makes great wine and also it is great for art too! To care for and love and nurse what you are creating is one of the surest ways to create something great, what ever it may be! Enjoy!

Written by Marianne Slevin

11 November, 2008 at 3:01 pm

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