Drift-line Debris - deconstructed Clonea Strand

Lyn Mather's piece at Omni Hive was an installation based on the steps leading up to the first floor. It consisted of jetsam collected on Clonea East Strand, Co. Waterford, gathered on the high tide drift-line within a relatively short time.

Drift-line Debris - deconstructed clonea strand (detail)

Short Artist Statement:
As an artist concerned with environment and ecology, I am interested in depicting the human cultural impact on life and the kind of landscapes and eco-systems we create and contribute to. Often this includes looking at the processes of nature in relation to cultural expression unfolding in time. My work is concerned with giving nature a voice or showing human cultural forms where they converge and form a collective layer with what was once pristine nature. 

Drift-line Debris portrays a collection of lost and abandoned plastic roping, netting and washed up blue gloves once used in the nearby oyster trade. On the steps, individual objects and organisms are displayed as found - some are to various degrees damaged and decomposed as the tide of time is processing all of these back into the sand and sea. 

Whilst all of this debris washes up on a strand on a high tide line between the sea and land bank, the drift-line that we often walk along in hope of discovery perhaps, this installation of objects are portrayed in circles of sand to highlight that each of these pieces have their own story to tell.   

Omni Hive - our Culture night 2014 show

Omni Hive, a pop-up exhibition curated by Art Hive was held in the old Nest shop on  27 Mitchel Street, Clonmel from 4 till 9pm.

l-r : Aisling Egan, Violeta Pserackaite, Ian Mannion, Dennis Ryan, Catherine Starling, Brigid Teehan
Participents included both the Art Hive group themselves (Catherine Starling, Ian Mannion, Dennis Ryan, Violeta Pserackaite, Laima Bujak) and guest artists Brigid Teehan, Lyn Mather and Aisling Egan. Exhibits were varied, covering a wide range of styles and mediums.

Omni Hive itself was the title of Art Hives' first collaborative work, incorporating each members' disciplines. It consisted of several suspended white textile panels woven and stitched by Catherine Starling and Violeta Pserackaite, with pale ceramic pieces hung in front on knotted string. Dennis Ryan a ceramicist, cast the pieces from everyday commercial packaging molds provided by Ian Mannion (an inspirational source for him).
l-r : Ian Mannion, Brigid Teehan, Lyn Mather & Arts Officer Melanie Scott
 A video composited from film footage and images of group member's art and studio spaces was projected onto the installation. A parade of imagery, of lights and shadows was created the public could walk through and interact with.

Omni Hive - Culture night 2014 heads up

Come Friday 19th lets get some culture...

Omni Hive is a group collaborative work: A large installation where an animated film is projected upon a variety of suspended and floor based sculptural elements which will combine the mediums of ceramics, felting, textiles & painting.
The film will incorporate collaged segments of members’ own footage.

There will also be a group exhibition of artists' individual work.

located at: Mitchel Street, Clonmel

from the booklet