(b. 1978) lives and works in Co. Wicklow, Ireland
The hand-made aspect of Swords’ work is clearly evident, and together with the materials, forms and use of colour relay a sense of curiosity and workmanship. The works are finely executed, and this curiosity is apparent in the artist’s self learning and even re-learning through his engagement with materials, such that a piece of work may result from the solving of a self imposed problem. Utilising materials that are often overlooked, including carpet, tent fabric, and string, and without attempting to hide the processes of making, the strength of Swords’ work resides in its fragility and careful informality.
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