Rosaline O'Rourke

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Portrait I-IX, 2022

Rosaline O'Rourke

  • Ceramic
  • Artist Statement (2022)

    I am inspired by snapshots of human beings and their multifaceted activities, especially in the now post-Covid context. This work deals with the narrative of life in CCAD, with these series of portraits of fellow students.
    I took photographs of them outside, capturing ordinary, everyday moments, and these formed my reference material, developed through drawing.
    The personal portraits were created in earthenware clay. Sgraffito was used to create the outlines, detail and pattern. A range of underglaze colours was applied to make the portraits 'pop'.
    I aimed for simplicity in these intimate works, depicting a record of our creative community.

    9 works from this series is now in MTU Art Collection.