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Around the Corner

University of Southern Indiana, New Harmony Gallery, New Harmony, IN, 2003.
Photographer: Doyle Dean.

Childhood Dreams

Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, 2007.
Photographer: Adam Rodriguez

Patrick Dougherty will be in Ireland during the month of May in Sculpture in Parklands, Tullamore, Co Offaly.


Because Nothing has Changed, 2000 by Anya Gallaccio

This is the work of Anya Gallaccio. Two students from Crawford College in Cork were in visiting the studio a few weeks back and suggested that I look at her work.


These are site specfic works which can be quite challenging. Check out the rest of her work. It’s very inspiring. 

I started to work on a new piece today. I want to use the window more efficently and connect the pieces already on the ground. Looking at the peat and grass balls I considered how I could use them. I want to hang work from the ceiling so I decided to put them inside the tights. I hung up a few but they hung at the same level. I made some heavier so that they would hang at different levels.

I also decided to hang up the paper and peat and I extended it to the floor using peat and stones.

On Friday I had some visitors from the SOS centre in Kilkenny. Soon I will have a visit from a group of art students so I will have to  put my photos in order. I will also have to reflect on my work to date and this will help me to focus on the direction of it too. 


This forms is in the window so that people can see the grass seeds grow over the course of this residency. I raked the sand first , very Japanese. Sand is used in Japanese gardens to represent water so it is raked to resemble the waves.  The peat balls were rolled in grass seeds so hopefully they will grow!!! 

Over the course of this residency the forms on the ground have often been walked on. People expect work to be displayed on the walls and not on the ground. I had just finished making this piece and it was walked on. This seems to be part of making work on the ground. I read that Andy Goldsworthy had just finished a piece using leaves and a dog ran right through it.        

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April 2008