Forged Carved Cast runs from 1 June - 2 September
My work is predominately figurative. I am curious about human behaviour and how we develop and change over time. How we analyse ourselves, relate to other people, and how we connect with our surroundings is central to my work.
The process of making a sculpture is something I really enjoy; it begins with a thought or a feeling then a drawing, followed by the physical aspect of constructing the piece.
I like playing with and exploring different materials, combining elements that seem incompatible at first, but yet express something in the piece.
During this process I feel very much part of the work, almost like a meditation.
My work explores the interior physic, looking for the poetic moment in the female form the primal image from the subconscious. My figures are carriers - some of burden others joy exploring the desire for love, belonging counterpointed by loss and fracture. These sculptures were made over a 3 year period a time of turbulence and change - my brother died and my partner became ill conditions that that left me vulnerable and questioning.
These works are from ‘Diary’ series. Diary is my way of saying this is my track, this is how different emotions wash over me or maybe it’s just how different ideas flow through my mind as I work alone modelling and constructing a sculpture.
Cast bronze with pigment
Edition 1 of 2
H64cm x W18cm x D21cm
Catherine E Greene is an established figurative sculptor working in bronze and latterly mixed media. Her versatile output ranges from large scale civic, to private commission and large exhibition pieces to smaller sculptures which explore the figure in the context of the sensual and often surreal world which they inhabit. Major commissions include the equestrian memorial of the Patriot Thomas Francis Meagher in Waterford, the Memorial to the much loved comedian Dermot Morgan, Merrion Square Dublin; and the central Altarpiece sculpture of the crucified Christ in the new basilica Fatima Portugal. In 2013 she completed a commissioned work for the new Sutherland School of Law for University College Dublin.
Greene has work in public bodies such as Aer Rianta, Farmleigh House, Kildare Co. Council, AIB in London, Duchas, Boyle Civic Arts collection and is part of the National Portrait collection on Limerick University.
She has exhibited nearly every year in the Royal Hibernian Academy since 1989 and frequently in the only outdoor sculpture show at the Botanic Gardens Dublin.
Stone has been my medium for almost 30 years. With patience and a real desire it is possible to do almost anything with this material. The need to realize an idea in stone must always be stronger than the effort required to carry it out. It is a long slow process whither working on a big or small scale. There is a lot of time to consider what you are doing, make changes along the way and find out a bit more about the material (and yourself).
When working with limestone I tend to carve and shape the stone quite a bit. On the other hand with granite if I am lucky the material will reveal to me what I should do with it.