‘The Axe (and the Waving Girl)’ takes on the subject of the fairy tale, a subject Maher returns to again and again. The young female figure is waving to an axe, which is leaning precariously against a tree. Distance and closeness, and the contrast in scale, unsettle and disrupt the natural balance, as much as the apparent menace.
Unframed, 295 x 74 x 13 cm
Unframed, 42 x 18 x 11 cm
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Purchase, 2004|
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One of Ireland's leading contemporary artists, Alice Maher works within the realms of nature and culture, subversion and transformation, mythology and memory. Her work involves many different media including painting, drawing, sculpture, print, photography and installation.View Artist
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