“This was water straight from the mountain that sends your blood surging and crams every capillary with a belt of adrenalin, dispatching endorphins to seep into the seats of pleasure in body and brain, so that your soul goes soaring, and never quite settles all day.”
‘Waterlog’ Roger Deakin 1999
I have always swam, not competitively, or for particularly long distances; but when passing a body of water, be it pond, lake, river or sea, I do find it hard not to resist the urge to take a quick swim. My visual art practice is a dialogue between physical and digital elements and water has always been an underlying element in my work. I also enjoy interactive art; art that moves, spins and allows the viewer to play with it, enter and become part of it. I make numerous weekly ‘swim films’; a name I give to my endless and ever growing stock of swim footage, all of which serve research, training and archive material from which I draw my inspiration.
I am currently studying for an M.A. Art in the Digital World at NCAD, Dublin. Since 2009 Iʼve had seven solo exhibitions at various art centers around Ireland as well as numerous group shows including in London and Bulgaria. I also had a three month Artists Residency at Kilkenny Arts Office in 2010 and a year Endangered Artist Studio Residency in Callan Co Kilkenny 2010/11.