Margaret Walsh

Printmaker

My Work


Summary.

My artwork is concerned with medical objects, sterile environments, loss and illness in connection to the ritualistic repetitiveness and routine of life when someone is dealing with illness. There is a strong connection between medicine and herbalism throughout my work, observing the connection and contrast between the two.

Working with cyanotypes. I am utilising medical objects, medical records and scans and sterile everyday objects and reminders in relation to chronic illness and loss. I have engaged subjects such as the stages of grief, according to Kubler Ross. Through layering, media repetition is important in my work. Repetition is used through my subject matter in relation to everyday ritualistic tasks and behaviour of someone who is ill, in different stages of illness.

A main influences for my work would include Robert Rauschenberg, in relation to layering and print techniques.  Philip Toledano’s photo series ‘memories of my father’ and cyanotype work by Annie Lopez ‘medical conditions’ using medical scans and text.



concerned with medical objects, sterile environments, loss. there is a strong connection between medicine and herbalism in the work, observing the connection between the two. working mainly with cyanotype process, photography and monopriting techniques.

Awards


Awards Awards
Winner of the Alliance Francaise Solo Exhibition Award

Winner of the purchase prize from the OPW

Winner of the purchase price from Cork City Council

Contact


  • Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland

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