Jennifer Cunningham

Artist’s statement: Jennifer CunninI specialise in the more traditional aspects of printmaking particularly etching. My work is figurative with a strong narrative content .I am looking at how people relate to each other, how they develop throughout childhood, and how they assume personae in order to fit into society. I use masks to represent the persona “There will be time to prepare a face to meet the faces that you will meet” (Eliot) and wings to represent the search for independence and autonomy.

The wings are made out of cardboard, rather than wax and feathers.

Cardboard may not melt, but what happens if it rains….

Irish weather can be unpredictable.

w: www.jennifercunningham.ie