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  Falling Leaves 2012
HSE, Clonskeagh
Artwork for residential unit

     
  Diane Mccormick Ceramic artwork Diane Mccormick Ceramic artwork  
  Diane Mccormick Ceramic artwork  
  Diane Mccormick Ceramic artwork  
Diane Mccormick Ceramic artwork
   
 


project detail:


materials: Hand made ceramics, earthenware lustre glaze

techniques: Earthenware ceramics with lightly textured printed images fired onto the surface. Multiple fired in gas kiln.

dimensions: 4 x 1.3 m

brief: To make a piece of artwork for the entrance lobby of the Residential Unit in Clonskeagh .
commissioned by: Health Service Executive, Dublin

details:

Each section of the artwork has colour associations with each interior floor colouring (red, green, blue and yellow). Within the artwork are a number of falling leaves which are associated with the passing of time. Each leaf changes colour and falls to the next level of colour and this could be seen as a symbol of how a person changes throughout his or her life. On closer inspection the artwork has small insects and birds drawn into the surface so that the viewer has a new understanding each time it is looked at.

This artwork tries to capture a moment of emotion using colour, pattern and image, whether it is the play of light and dark of trees looking into a dappled clearing buzzing with plant and animal life, or the falling of leaves and the metaphor for the changes throughout life.

 

   

 

 

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