EIMEAR KAVANAGH

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Eimear works as a mixed media artist with a varied and exciting wealth of experience in the arts. Past commissions have taken her to India, Australia and back to Ireland. She has worked within fashion, public street art, textiles, illustration, album cover design; stage set design, tattoo art, schools education & community workshops. She now resides in Liverpool, Uk.

 

Born in Ireland in 1973 & raised in England where she went on to gain a BA Hons in Textiles & Surface Pattern Design at Bretton Hall. Since graduating in 1999 she has spent many years exploring the world through journeys in faraway lands. This has come to influence her ever after.

 

 

Artist statement - Eimear Kavanagh

 

'My work is spontaneous & intuitive. Ideas are often born out of everyday experiences; responding to what I see or hear around me. However which way that things are perceived, is my reality only. A reflection of my state of mind & my inner dream-like world.

 

Concepts of which I express on paper may seem imaginary or abstract; but are always somehow influenced by memories & emotions making them very real. Contradictions, disappointment, love, happiness, sadness or loss; any of these could be at play. We all hold an interior world where imagination can create vivid imagery. My artwork allows dreams & thoughts to materialise in a more tangible form. Inner conflicts & indecisiveness often resolve by putting down onto paper.

 

I am interested in human interconnectedness with nature. Beauty in earth's creation can be reflected by order & symmetry in pattern. We have not only to open our eyes but to see'.

 

 

'The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct, acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the object it loves' C.G.Jung