Discussion Blog

This blog has been set up to provide a forum to discuss the works included in Exit, Pursued by a Bear an exhibition put together by third year art students from IADT, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland.   Each post contains an image and statement from one of the participants.  Feel free to leave comments about the work.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ann Minehane

Paul Klee said ‘art does not reproduce the visible; rather it makes visible’.

As a visual artist I am drawn to the fractal geometry within the landscape. Aesthetics, I believe is at the core of a biological even Palaeolithic draw to organic life. Fractal geometry pervades from macro to microscopic movement in the topography, divisions in tree branches, river tributaries, icicles mountain ranges and the juxtaposition of human anatomy in blood vessels and airways and cell structure. The common link is division and subdivision, yet each fractionation is unique. My third year practice continues along these lines.

‘Inscapes’ was a phrase originally coined by Gerard Manley Hopkins. He described inscapes as being dynamic, with each organic thing having an inherent and unique quality. Hopkins language evoked pure image through language.

Ordered and disordered patterns which will persist and develop beyond the scope of human existence.

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