Drawing in Public

This work was presented at Tuam Arts Festival 2011 and at the Phizzfest Phibsboro Arts Festival September 2012 and May 2013, and again at Draíocht for National Drawing Day 2013.  I have also carried out this work in the Natural History Museum, and on the street in Dublin.  I take easel, paper and pencil and set myself up in a public place to draw.  While I am drawing, I invite passers-by to come over and converse with me.  It is a simple, straightforward exercise to bring art out of the private spaces of the studio and the gallery and place it in the public domain both for its making and its receiving.