In October 2017 I find myself busy preparing for my next exhibition, called The Secular Icons, which will be shown in Axis, Ballymun for the month of November.
The exhibition will consist of twenty or so small-scale icons that have the same subject matter as byzantine ans renaissance icons but with contemporary themes. Religious icons gave worshippers the template of how to live, the ideal family and how to behave etc. in modern times, ethical decisions are often influenced by advertising and the mass media. This exhibition takes an often humorous look at body image, buying free range and raising a family in contemporary Ireland.
Left: The Loaves and Fishes Diptych, [Just how does the story go? Was it fives loaves and two fishes or two loaves and five fishes?] Oil on board, 25 x20 cm each panel.