• Donna O'Donoghue


This month I have been pouring my energy into 'Fragments', an installation at Koru on Devon.

I knew I wanted to do a 'hanging' installation and after pondering the idea for a while I came up with the concept of shards of resin handing off nylon.

The installation represents the many thoughts we have floating in our head and the struggle to connect and understand them. In our lives we are constantly gathering fragments of information and slowly working at putting all the pieces together to be one.

From the outside it looks chaotic, with hundreds of unique shards of resin falling from the ceiling, but there is also a sense of each individual component coming together to make a whole.

I loved the design and planning stage of the installation, figuring out the 'how'. I had an image in my head of what I wanted it to look like and I really enjoyed watching it evolve and come to life as I hung each shard.

While I love the finished product but like every artist I did have doubts. I worried it was something that had been done a thousand times before and no one would find it interesting. Even the details were something I worried over, should I use my own writing on the shards or existing text?

Nevertheless it all came together and I couldn't be happier with the result and I love watching the pieces float and reflect on the wall.

Fragments opens on November 27 and will run for a month, I would love to hear your thoughts if you head in to see it.

I hope those that view Fragments get as much joy from the experience as I did creating it.

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