Jonathan Longworth

Master's in Art and Design Showcase

A whirlwind forms, a tunnel of air that pulls in the surrounding terrain. It pulls from different directions, causing these objects that would never meet otherwise to collide, leaving marks on each other, before shooting out the top. An exchange in passing.

Ireland has undergone a state of rapid modernisation, one of which has created a visual deconnect as the Irish terrain enters a post modern age. Elsewhere, a reconnection with family begins to showcase a change of relationship as a strain begins to present itself.
'An Irish Whirlwind' observes change in both a cultural and familial way. An overlap between the two that causes a reflection to be made. On belonging. On where a changed identity fits into these pieces. An attempt to pin a moment of change in a ever changing landscape.