arboreal

» Accumulation is not a process reserved exclusively for mountain-bogland «

» Some time ago, a particular and unusual kind of bog began accumulating in my studio. Growing surreptitiously in a corner and eventually becoming a large mound of discarded canvases. A mound soaked in work, strategies, and eventual capitulation. The undefinable presence of this mound grew in direct relation to its volume, eventually imploring me to take some kind of appropriate and decisive action «


Gregory Seán Sheehan 2012

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So, summoning up the necessary concentration and courage, I commenced on an archaeological excavation deep into the depths of this compost of discarded work. Digging deeper I encountered all the forgotten deliberations, strategies and chosen paths of action. This discarded heap of defeat was so abundant with ʻalmost perfect piecesʼ too rich in failure to be completely ignored or neglected. And so I began dissecting, rearranging, reassembling and weaving together all the fragments of journeys previously embarked upon.

The later pieces are a departure from the older work in this series and are more concerned in visualising the raw archaic aspects of accumulation. For years I had been avoiding the sheer raw, dark reality of turf. Although my primary intention was to work with the turf in its original form, presence and texture, I usually tended to add colour for comfort!



Objecta arboria LXXV

Mixed media on linen
29 x 22 x 4 cm | 2013 / 2018
(singed and dated verso)

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Objecta arboria LXXVI

Mixed media on linen
26,5 x 21 x 5 cm | 2013 / 2018
(singed and dated verso)

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