The Axe (and the waving girl)
Medium: Outdoor Installation
Collection: Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)
Location at Grangegorman: Top of Cultural Garden, Grangegorman west
Website/Social Media: www.alicemaher.com
Commission Type: On Loan from IMMA
Commissioner: Grangegorman Development Agency, TU Dublin
Dates of loan: 2015 – 2021
Per Cent for Art: Yes
This work is on loan from the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) to TU Dublin as part of Pathway 6: Lending & Acquisitions of ‘…the lives we live’ Grangegorman Public Art.
- ARTIST BIO
Alice Maher is a contemporary Irish artist who works in a wide range of media, often from outside the tradition of fine art and more from the natural and domestic world, such as hair, nettles, bees, thorns. More recently she returns to her roots in drawing and videos of her drawings. She has been adventurous in her explorations of themes of childhood and death, such as Mnemosyne, 2003, wherein she creates a bedlike structure constructed from refrigerator coils; when the coils become frosty they gleam a brilliant, luminous white sheen. She is interested in how identities, particularly gendered identities, are constructed from the peculiar texture history and culture give to artefacts that surround us.