Artist: Aine Scannell
Title: “Where Sleeping Birds Lie”
Date: 2012 / 2013
Dimensions: 22 x 16 x 2 cm
Multiple signature, hard-back, cloth-bound book, embossed cover.
Technique- various print making methods output as archival
pigment ink jet with intaglio embossing
Through researching the bird in folklore, religion and mythology – anthropomorphic hybrid imagery and poetic text evolved into this finished artists book.
Visual elements and words ‘play-out’ allegorically, the artist’s ontological journey through an exploration within a labyrinth of characters, symbols and metaphors.
Portrayed at times as an ‘innocent’ and at times as blindly determined — the wanderer becomes lost and distracted among the heavens whilst longing for a utopian vision.