MARGO BANKS ~ DANCE OF THE KERRY HARE

Margo Banks "I often saw them", cm 100x70, Mixed Media
Margo Banks “I often saw them”, cm 100×70, Mixed Media

 

At Origin Gallery, 14th May – 8th June 2015

ARTIST STATEMENT
The role of drawing is fundamental to my work. Whether it is drawings of crows or hares, these are sometimes prefaces to paintings, and sometimes a relaxation from them. They are works in their own right.
They are witnesses to the changes in the landscape of Teeromoyle in South West Kerry – my mother’s place.

My mother died quite young but I was reared on her stories about her childhood in the mountains, so family and a sense of place haunts my work. My mother’s past is my past. Her parent’s house is long gone but the field where the house was remains unchanged and I have painted this field and in this field many times.
Painting the field sometimes makes me feel snug, warm and sheltered and other times exposed, vulnerable and turbulent. I remove layers of earth while adding layers of paint.

This is my subject matter, not the meaning of my paintings.

Margo Banks

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s