Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Shannon O Hagan 

BA [Hons] 3D Design Modelmaking + Digital Art

Hi, my name is Shannon. From a young age I have always have a passion for all things creative, especially a love of drawing and sculpting portraits. I have always loved to create pyshical models, however in third year of this course I discovered a new found love for digital art. I decided to specialise in Digital creation for my final project and I have not looked back since. I wanted to merge my old love of protraiture and my new love of digital media and decided to create video game characters as my final project. I am always enthusiastic to push and expand my knowledge and I look forward to continue doing so in the future.

3D Character Creation

My Final Project is two 3D modelled characters that are displayed within a character display screen. The characters were created using my already established designs. My two two characters have been fully sculpted, clothed, detailed and rigged. These characters have been placed in a selection screen to showcase that they are game ready and also to showcase an example of their video game enviornment. the storyline of the project is based on that of ancient Irish myhthology and folklore. Ireland is steeped in mystical folklore and magical history; I wanted to be able to capture deep culture of the seanchai of ireland and transport it into the contemporary format of video games.

The Power of Narrative: An Analysis of Irish Female Oppression

Narrative is an integral part of our society; it is woven into our very culture and informs us of the world around us. It has the power to influence our perceptions, form our realities and guide our morals. However, the power of narrative is not always used to unite and progress society, but often to isolate and oppress. This thesis puts forth an analysis of the oppression of Irish women under the patriarchy, by examining the power that narrative has within society. It aims to contribute to feminist literature and historical research.

This thesis examines academic works from professionals within the fields of historical research, feminist literature, feminist theology, and psychology to further understand the effects that narrative has in contributing to the oppression of women, specifically focusing on women in Ireland. This is done by examining a timeline of Irish history and investigating the relevant and predominant social narrative that is being perpetuated at the time and highlighting the treatment of women due to its influence.

This thesis acknowledges the effects that narrative has had on the treatment of women in the past and encourages a more conscious understanding of narrative so that it may be used to positively improve society in the future.