Na Daoine Maithe

This installation of nine individual pieces is heavily inspired by the Fairy Faith that during the 19th and early 20th centuries was a matter-of-fact, house hold belief throughout Ireland. Na Doine Maithe (the Good People) is a Gaelic name, among many, given to the fairy folk of Ireland. These fairies were far from what we see in the popular culture of today, they were capricious and malevolent creatures that were widely feared and respected throughout the country. This work is based on personally collected stories and witness accounts of fairies, focusing more on the bizarre and grotesque aspects of these tales.

When looking through the peep hole in some of the pieces, an enameled illustration is revealed. On others, inside lighting projects enameled images to the surface of the piece.

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