Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire
On Show 2020
Ellen McDaid

This current project examines the notion of the ‘crust’ as I look to our ever developing landscapes. Texture, colour and form are explored as I investigate the changing surfaces of our environments. Materiality is a central concern and both raw matter and chemical solutions are utilised and brought through experimental processes, alluding to larger ecological phenomena. There is consideration of our fragile relationship with our geographies and the idea that our landscapes are becoming more influenced and informed by our behaviour is brought to the fore. Through my work I question what our future surroundings will look like and aim to articulate an uncertainty that asserts an interdependency within natural systems.