10. Dorothy Cross
The drawings on my plate are from my mothers school drawing portfolio, probably drawn around 1935. The portrait in the centre is of her – drawn by another hand. My mother had an incredible eye for beauty. I placed three small crabs on the drawing and photographed them… three siblings.
Born in Cork Ireland in 1956 . Dorothy Cross received a BA from Leicester Polytechnic, England in 1979 and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, California in 1982 . She works with sculpture, video and photography. Her best known works include the ‘Udder ‘series 1992 – 1994 and ‘Ghostship’ a phosphorescent lightship that was moored in Dublin Bay in 1999. Her work ‘Virgin Shroud ‘is in the collection of Tate Modern in London. She has represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale (1992) and the Istanbul Biennale (1997). Dorothy Cross’ work moves from opera to object in a territory between idea and nature. She is represented by the Kerlin Gallery in Dublin, and Frith Street Gallery in London. She lives in Connemara on the west coast of Ireland. Photo copyright Bryan Meade.