Tina Whelan

3677574Tina Whelan is a visual artist working mainly in textiles and print.

Currently my work explores processes of evolving and dissolving; staining to and scorching fro. I like working with debris of nature, things washed up from the sea, combined with upcycled personal memorabilia – scraps from a lifetime of hoarding. I evoke the principles of wabi sabi, which state that we are always evolving towards or from nothingness. In the west, we regard “nothingness” as negative. Wabi sabi regards “nothingness” as full of potential. I knot, twine, wrap and suture my tales with textiles. The medium is thin, flexible and strong; and in time becomes worn out, eventually disappearing, as do we as humans.

Contact: teenietucks@gmail.com
Website: cargocollective.com/tinawhelanartist
Blog: tinawhelanartist.blogspot.ie
Facebook: By the wind sailor irish coast 2015

The Rule of 12’s

Just Sew
23 cm height X 26 cm width
seaweed, wax, metallic thread, envelopes, photocopies and paper dollies

Mother Chose Life

High in the HI – B
16 cm height X 44cm width
birch bark, wax, ribbon, acupuncture needle, spray paint, envelopes, photocopies and paper dollie

The Hands of East meet West