Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Shona Doyle 

BA [Hons] Art

Shona Doyle is an artist working within the field of sculpture interested in exploring the fragility and materiality of memory and identity. Looking at concepts such as nature and the human form alongside our connection with the land. She has exhibited in Ireland and abroad including Sweating (2022) at Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki as well as two group shows See You, Hear You, Feel You (2021), and Dear K Market Team, We Are 6 International Students Trying to Survive the Night (2021), at KUVA academy, Helsinki. She has also exhibited In The Making: Bread (2023) at Pallas Project Studios, Dublin.

Project Description

This project is an exploration of issues concerned with the concept of home, memory, intimacy, heritage, and nature. Capturing the softness and slow growth found within nature the work represents a connection between the earth and the human body. Exploring these concepts through sculpture and working with these forms within the medium of clay, a material which has been unearthed from the land. Interested in looking at the memory and traces left on the earth from the growth of flora, the work for this project was an attempt of capturing the movement and memory found within nature and relationship between that and the human form.