St Carthage Hall, Lismore, Saturday 6th July & 3rd August at 2 p.m.
First exhibited at St Carthage Hall, Lismore in 2014, and now permanently housed at Lismore Castle, join Lismore Castle Arts curator Paul McAree for a tour of the installation in its new home.
In Eye of Shark, twelve reclaimed cast-iron baths, each lined with gold along the scum line, where the dirt normally accumulates, suggests an alchemical transformation from dirt to gold. This line of gold lies at the place where air meets water and beneath the surface of water, below the depths, is home to shark.
For a decade Cross has used representations and the skins of sharks as a recurring theme in her practice. The presence of the animal acts as a metaphor for an alternative vision, the literal eye of a shark is housed within the walls gazing upon the viewer, yet hidden from view within a gilded vessel.
Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore, Co. Waterford.
Tel: +353 (0)58 54896