www.aoifeduncan.com

Aoife Duncan
Visual Artist
Roscommon, Ireland

aoifeduncan003@gmail.com
social: @holy_holy_midlands
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Liminal Drawings
(2014-2017)
20cm x 20cm, 23cm x 6xm

A series of sketchbook drawings from 2014-2017.

liminal

adjective
1.
relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process.
2.
occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.

I am very interested in the idea of liminality, it has always been a thread running through my practice, and presents itself in sketches and drawings at early stages of projects. Liminal spaces are in-between spaces, neither here nor there, on the cusp of two different things, neither one nor the other - while at the same time being both. Doorways, corridors, waiting rooms, stairways and elevators are a few examples of many. Although I do not deny the possibility of the paranormal, many reported ghostly sightings or ‘eerie’ feelings that come over people take place in transitional spaces, because of how we process and experience liminality. Many religions have created ritual acts using symbolic spaces and objects that are only just but also more than communion bread and wine for example; play upon the idea of liminality, one has to cross a threshold between what is real and what is imagined in order to partake in and experience something that is present but also not there.

http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_biggoldrock_v2.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_haloline.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_vortex.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_linerock_v2.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_craggyrock.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_fairy2_v2.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_a2.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_fairly links.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_flatline.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_fuzzystone.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_relicstone.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_twohalos.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_hagstone.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_mediumhearts_v2.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_crosshatch_v2.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_aoife2_v2.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_little_v2.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_fingerprintfour_v2.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_rockegg_v2.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_fairy_v2.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_egg_v2.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_finger_v2.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_circles_v2.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_littlehearts_v2.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_stigmata.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_crown_v2.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_heartsinboxes.jpg
http://aoifeduncan.com/files/gimgs/th-19_bloodstone.jpg