Press Release for The Universe is Mental [getting to the heart of it] - Exhibition at the Courthouse gallery, Ennistymon, Co. Clare.
21st July - 1st Sept 2018.
Caitríonas work is motivated by developing understanding and consciousness. Observing the way we are in the world and the effects of the systems we have in place. Exploring our ability to transmit and create. Our ability to transcend and the interconnectedness of everything. Fascinated by our ability to act and react unconsciously. And our ability to transcend that. Interested in exploring symbols in our society, the use and misappropriation of them. And essentially realizing our potential as human beings through developing our emotional and spiritual intelligence.
Going deeper with her explorations into our perception of reality, the human condition and our universe. In these works Caitríona uses her own experience of being human and commitment to resolving her own inner conflict as a starting point. With acute awareness of how the structures in place in our society have affected her directly and through her family line. This body of work acknowledges the principle of mentalism - ‘all is mind, the universe is mental’ set out in Hermetic philosophy. And acknowledging the ‘unity of all’, cited in many religions. With love being at the core of all these original teachings.
Caitríona work is developed through the process of clarifying the intention, the subject and the purpose and working intuitively from there. This exhibition encompasses painting, sculpture and installation of natural and repurposed manmade materials, singing. And writing to express and bring awareness to the process.
Making art is my way of processing feelings, emotions and learning about subtle energies. To understand the way I am/we are in the world and the effects of the systems we have in place. Exploring our ability to transmit and create. And expand our collective consciousness. I translate what I feel and sense through painting, drawing, words, voice and installations.
My practice is rooted in the experiential, accessing knowledge through attuning to nature, the body, the mind, feeling, sensing,
inquiring. This process takes me on a journey of recognizing and accepting denser emotions and feelings and transcending them through creativity.
I am currently working on ‘the Universe is Mental’, getting to the heart of it – which is primarily me processing my inner conflict as a starting point. Interpreting ways to move through that. It’s about further exploring the power structures in place and this time acknowledging the impacts on me personally. Looking at the laws of the universe and challenging myself to expand.