Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Art of Eileen O'Donnell

Diverged by Eileen O'Donnell

These sculptures contain a great deal of technical skill but they are also loaded with meaning. O'Donnell is heavily influenced by ancient cultures and traditions. Her work isn't simply a reference to history; it binds history to the present by referring to a commonality of experience. We have many of the same questions about existence and we feel the same emotions. Love, fear and anger, is a part of being human and they exist in every age. These are not simply decorative objects. They trigger the mind and raise questions about who we are.

The Well by Eileen O'Donnell