TO GROW by Liffey Joy
5 July 2018 - 1 August 2018
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Liffey Joy, a mixed media artist born in the UK in 1990, uses materials such as ink and salt to create monochromatic works.
Her work focuses on materiality and makes uses of multiple media. She veers towards using those with unpredictable characteristics; embracing the unknown and playing with these chemical and sometimes seemingly alchemical reactions.
This freedom is in contrast to her controlling nature and allows her a way to work through and process emotions and events that would otherwise be too overwhelming to confront.
This manifests in the organic processes used link to the natural subject matter seen some of her works, and highlights a sense of fragility and vulnerability that links all living things.
"in time of daffodils (who know
the goal of living is to grow)
forgetting why, remember how
in time of lilacs who proclaim
the aim of waking is to dream,
remember so (forgetting seem)
in time of roses (who amaze
our now and here with paradise)
forgetting if, remember yes
in time of all sweet things beyond
whatever mind may comprehend,
remember seek (forgetting find)
and in a mystery to be
(when time from time shall set us free)
forgetting me, remember me"