A self taught abstract artist - painter and sculptor inspired by Irish prehistory, its ancient art and landscape. The West coast of Ireland is rugged and wild and the artist uses this wildness in her work. It was her interest in Irish Archaeology and discovering Rock Art with its hidden symbolism that was the initial source of inspiration to abstraction.
What does Prehistoric Art look like? this is her interpretation of it. This Art is an echo from our prehistoric past, their echo and she believes it should be remembered. They walked with Nature and it is us who have lost this connection to the earth and their symbolism heavy with meanings.
Over the years she has been collecting wood (with permission) in her walks out in the bogs. Her inkling that it was ancient timber was confirmed by Queen's University of Belfast who have dated it to around 5,000 years old! Just imagine that farming had only arrived in Ireland so she felt it was the perfect material to use.
Our archaeological past holds a wealth of inspiration and she is looking forward to further explore this source in current and future projects.
The artist is Seanna O'Boyle-Irvine and she lives in a small coastal village in County Antrim on the East Coast of Ireland.