Kaya Brennan is an emerging Irish visual artist, whose practice is rooted in printmaking and photography. She graduated from the Crawford College of Art and Design in 2017, from which she was awarded a six month studio bursary in the Limerick Printmakers. Her work to date is often a mixed media, contemporary approach to traditional techniques, such as lithography and analogue photography.
The work displayed stems from research into early Irish folklore and mythology surrounding the sea. Many lores surrounding plants such as seaweed, shed a light on how early civilization used plants to navigate the world around them. With a continual disconnection with the natural world, people crave an intimate connection with nature more than ever. By looking back to the past and the relationships we had with plants, it forges new connections and respect for the land.
Through a mixture of monoprinting using seaweed, site specific photo-lithography, and old folkloric texts; an intuitive response to the land leaves room for interpretation.
Title: Sea Shanty
Medium: Mono printing & photo plate lithography
Size: 52.5 x 80cm