Katie Waters

Katie Waters


Traditional symbolism and customs in Ireland such as Folklore have started to phase out as a modern culture of online living and fast fashion continues to grow in popularity and entwine its way into our current culture. In this body of work, vibrant prints and tacky kitsch aim to display a modernised version of an eccentric Celtic woman living in the current age of millennial Irish culture. Laser cut fluorescent motifs surround the prints, resembling an exaggerated accumulation of eclectic symbols relating to the Celtic female agenda. The objects form a mixture of traditional Celtic symbols, such as the Claddagh and Celtic knotwork, with highly manufactured designer brand symbolism. This work encapsulates an overall view of the female aesthetics of Modern Éire.


Course: fine art

Year: 2022

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