Hand Held (Snake) explores our need for intimacy, care and nurturing alongside our complex relationship with commodity culture and fast fashion. Snakes hang from the ceiling disconnected from their source and in a fast fashion skin. The snake, as a Celtic symbol for rebirth, healing, and wisdom, was understood to came from inside of the earth, holding the world’s secrets and wisdom, an earth healer. In time the snake became a Christian symbol for the devil and paganism, often depicted under the foot of the Virgin Mary. Text source: https://www.visualcarlow.ie/exhibitions/info/self-soothers
|Medium||Re-assembled snake print items sourced from fast fashion cycles SS 2019, AW 2019, SS 2020 (Ireland) Textile, foam, pvc overflow pipe, hemp cord.(approx 3-5 parts per snake)|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Purchase, 2020|
|Out on loan||MAKing Art: SCULPTing, Draíocht, 28/06/2023 - 14/10/2023|
|Copyright||For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].|
For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Sibyl Montague's practice includes sculpture, video and installation. A graduate of Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, Montague was artist in residence at Visual Contemporary, Carlow (2020) and recipient of the IMMA 1000 residency award at IMMA, Dublin (2019). Recent solo presentations include SELF SOOTHERS, Visual Contemporary, Carlow (2020); Practice curated by Alice Butler, New Spaces, Derry (2018); Saplings, Pallas Projects, Dublin (2018); My Fears of Tomorrow are Melting Away, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2018).View Artist
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