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Sibyl Montague

SELF SOOTHERS (Snake)2020

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

MediumRe-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 LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2020
Item NumberIMMA.4176
Out on loanMAKing Art: SCULPTing, Draí­ocht, 28/06/2023 - 14/10/2023
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Sibyl Montague, SELF SOOTHERS (Snake), 2020, 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), Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2020

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Sibyl Montague

Sibyl Montague's (B. Cork, Ireland) varied practice combines textile, digital, vegetable, and ‘poor’ material sources with the hacking and disassembly of commodity goods and media. Working across mediums, including sculpture, video and installation, her practice has at its heart an expression of fite fuaite - the concept of interconnectedness, belonging and the association between personhood, craft and materiality. She recently exhibited at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin; VISUAL, Carlow; New Spaces, Derry; Pallas Projects, Dublin, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.

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