How do we read the symbolic language in the Sheelagh?
What is the relationship between the sites of Sheelagh’s?
Myth and Language -
Working with the personal archive of older lesbians to explore the relationships with their own grandmothers as part of The Grandmother Hypothesis
Arts Council Agility Award 2021
The Symbolic Universe. 2023.
Goda 2011 and Lilith from the same year were made from a participative work with 52 Irish lesbians. Each was asked to contribute a part of their body to be photographed. The collected photographs
became a communal body, a supranational * body.
entity is an international group or alliance in which member states' power and influence transcend national boundaries or interests to engage in decision-making and to vote on collective body
matters. The two supranational bodies are the European Union and the World Trade Organization.
Goda represents this
aspect of the Sheelagh, one of sovereignty and alliance of power. She represents a collective culture and her making is culture making process.
Lilith is made from a family bible dating from the 1700’s. I have traced my maternal Grandmothers back to 1702.
‘The Grandmothers’ was a series of participative rituals dedicating our newly bought land to my matriarchal ancestors.
This was part of the Arts Council Agility Award awarded in 2021.