Drawing
Mama

Mama

A series of digital collages thinking about how memories are drawn and contained within the body. Memories of intense, exhausting,  mothering and how that made me feel.
Body of drawings made to fund PLAY AWAY residency

Body of drawings made to fund PLAY AWAY residency

I created this series of drawings as part of a crowd funding initiative to help raise money to cover the expenses of me and my youngest son’s PLAY AWAY residency at The Mothership .
Tampere sanitary towel drawing

Tampere sanitary towel drawing

Made whilst caring and collaborating  with my son during the M(other) & Son arts residency n Tampere, Finland. I recently found this in my box of documents and art work in the studio, and really liked it as I felt it captured the fleeting nature of our time together in Tampere. Art made with a...
M(other) & Son: Finland smart phone drawings

M(other) & Son: Finland smart phone drawings

Drawings made in collaboration with my youngest son on my smart phone during the M(other) & Son residency to Tampere, Finland.  
Mummy's Tummy

Mummy’s Tummy

Me and my youngest son Naoise (aged six) played a drawing game in a book. He drew babies in the tummy’s of my mummy’s and I drew babies in the tummy’s of his mummy’s.   
M(other) & Sons

M(other) & Sons

A series that plays with making collaborative composite drawings by me and my two sons. I bring together opposing elements, marks, motifs and characters from each of our drawing practices to explore my own maternal identity and the relationship my children hold with me.
Playground drawings

Playground drawings

The line that begins a journey, a game, play. You encourage me to follow and trace the lines that you have made. I twist and turn on your line. We laugh together. The line that connects me to you. An umbilical line.
The fountain

The fountain

A series of drawings about the female body produced throughout the autumn of 2015. Thinking about the body as container, lactation, sexuality, fertility. Abundant milk and being drained of milk. The cervix opening and closing. Connectivity.    
MSee

MSee

At home time my youngest son Naoise excitedly handed me an orange covered book with “me, mummy” written on the front that he wants to use to draw pictures of “me in my mummy’s tummy when she was pregnant and him in my tummy when I was pregnant.” In this video Naosie can be seen drawing me developing inside my...
The child inside the mother

The child inside the mother

Tracing and copying lines and gestures from Naoise drawings, collaging these into family photographs fusing together the present and the past, exploring mother/daughter relationships.
Her Family

Her Family

Playing with embedding my children's drawings into my own, thinking about the body of the mother and the child, gender, sexuality, nurture and protection.
water & birth / blood & fear

water & birth / blood & fear

  water & birth/ blood & fear are a series of drawings that aim to capture ideas related to the birth of Naoise. The drawings have been made using pen, ink, pencil and paint. Blown marks expand, burst and pop onto the surface of the paper. While making these marks I was thinking about eggs, fertilisation,...