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.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sinead Devitt Untitled

Title: Untitled
Medium: Photography

I have always been struck by how serious and frequently melancholy many artworks can be, the world is at times a harsh or indifferent place, why should art cement this fact so often? We have the capabilities and resources to create spectacularly fun and exciting places not only in reality but in our imaginations also, an ability always encouraged in childhood but something that fades as we get older, with the many difficult things we come across as adults surely escapism is a natural way to deal with them. Using techniques, materials and aesthetics more at home in a children's art class, I have constructed little fantasy worlds, brightly coloured, stylized and completely fictional places to escape to and photographed them to give only a glimpse of what the imagination is capable of.

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