"Home" 1995-1996 An exhibition at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin

"Home" 1995-1996

An exhibition at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Commissioned by Focus Point to commemorate 10 years of providing services to homeless people. December 12th, 1995 - January 20th, 1996

"THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A SHOE", Installation, 2m x 2m x 40 cm, Shoe, footstool, enamel paint, stencilled lettering

My piece entitled "THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A SHOE" re-presents this traditional nursery rhyme. The artwork combines the text of the rhyme with the physical reality of a woman's shoe. This is not a cartoon, 3-storey hobnailed boot replete with roof, door & windows! The sad reality of this nursery rhyme is that the woman's home is the shoe on her foot, which reveals much about her situation.

Lorraine's interest has dwelled on the development of both traditional symbols that represent fecundity (such as fruit) and modern/personal symbols and images which provide a new view on this theme (for instance, the abstract composition of stripes in a pregnancy test). Her work can be viewed HERE

This exhibition of our work includes paintings on canvas and handmade paper by Lorraine, and James' work includes original prints, wall-mounted metal sculptures, an insatllation of sculpture and video, and small-scale bronze and ceramic sculptures. Images of other work included in this exhibition can be viewed in the sections Paternity Suite, Paternity Suite 2002-2003, and Ball!

Image Details

  • Naas Road leading in to Newbridge Town
  • Water droplets on stainless steel
  • Electro etched credits
  • Artist with the sculpture