My house is evolving in a very personal way with paint techniques and sculptural installations. In this short, silent video I rekindle an idea that had been cooked-up in my kitchen years ago but left on a back burner
Enchanted by folkloric use of good luck charms for the house, I had sketched on the borders of the walls, the marginal spaces in my kitchen, some symbols significant to me, using modified designs and coloration from The Book of Kells.
Celtic knots have been painted above the doorway, to signify our human connections. A gold leafed vessel with fruit and vine motif above the stove represents transformation, everyday miracles, and securing our daily bread. Eventually lines will be added to thread together all the designs applied to each of the walls.
Bit by bit I shall work my way around this kitchen and add a pinch here and a dash there in an effort to inspire harmony in this room, my work-in-progress.