The unexpected architecture of Folly caused by the indefinite interim experienced by materials on construction sites are currently of keen interest to my current research and practice.
A fairy tree in Irish lore is sacred and customarily respected and feared as fables recount many episodes of ill fate to a person who bothers a fairy tree. But in the wake of the Celtic tiger and for the name of progress some trees and folk sites were disturbed or demolished with inevitable modernization. Portable Fairy Tree is a satirical visual on the displacement and disintegration of Irish tradition.
This project is centred on a repeated central image of a stack of bricks. These stacks of bricks find themselves in a vacuous space alongside a familiar prop- a tap, an umbrella, a communication tower. A refrain renewed for each situation creates inquiries and in the process gives these inanimate stacks humane traits. The bricks through their repetition and familiarity create personalities; like old men in towns, quietly waiting for their next interaction with passive agreement to the socio-economic situations effecting their location.