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Dorothy Cross - Everest Shark

Cast shark, Meadow Arts Commission 2013

Dorothy Cross - Forge

Cast bronze skull and iron anvil, 2007

Dorothy Cross

Dorothy Cross was born in Cork and represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale. She came to widespread attention when she began a series of works featuring cow skins and cow udders. In her art she amalgamates found and constructed objects. These assemblages invariably have the effect of reinvigorating the lives of everyday things; sometimes humorous, sometimes disturbing, always intellectually stimulating and physically arresting. She has used different mediums such as sculpture, photography and video.

The traces of time’s passing are at the centre of Dorothy Cross’ work.  She has looked at zoology and the interaction of man as a species with other animal species. Recently she has been interested in theories of evolution; she researched rare and important species on various travels including in the Galapagos. She is also preoccupied by geology and minerals as an expression of millennia.