Kiera O'Toole, "Drawing from the Non-Place" in Body, Space, and Place in Collective and Collaborative Drawing, Drawing Conversations II, Ed. J. Jouneaux, H. Gorill, S.Reed. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020
"In the early stages of my practice I drew from and drew on a renowned beach in Dublin, Ireland. I drew shells, shadows, a bridge and I collected driftwood and washed up crates and bottles containing human waste and birds’ bones. The drawings that emerged from this period sparked my interest in how the phenomenology of place has the capacity to determine one’s mark-making. These unsuccessful attempts at articulating the non- representational aspects of place prefigures my concerns around drawing as a phenomenological way of being in the world..."
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Drawing deCentered, Visual Arts Ireland News Sheet, July-August 2020
by Clare Scott
Drawing deCentered, Visual Arts Ireland News Sheet, March-April 2019
LINES OF NEGOTIATION,
TRACEY, DRAWING AND VISUALISATION RESEARCH.
by Kiera O’Toole
"DO ACCIDENT, LOSS OF CONTROL AND THE PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM INFLUENCE THINKING?
As a mode of thinking and doing, drawing offers myself as artist researcher the possibilities of gaining new experiential and tacit knowledge through the materialising of the mark. From an intuitive process of drawing, a subjective dialogue of enquiry negotiates the shifting and unpredictable conditions where drawing begins to draw itself. Taking an approach towards drawing that is open-minded, unknowing and inquiring, opportunities arise to generate conditions where the unfolding of unexpected embodied and tacit knowledge can emerge..."