While reading a book Out of our Minds by Sir Ken Robinson I was inspired by his quote that.. ‘ Creativity is.. Applied Imagination..’
The quote and chapter explored the difference between having ideas, using your skills and application of original ideas….how not every idea is a new one !!
I produced this work this spring inspired by ..The Idea , The Tools and The Skill .. all culminating together in creativity..
Custom-made oak letter box with hand stitched postcards using some digital print, This work was inspired by the frequent seascapes recieved as postcards…………sharing moments, stories, memories and views of sea and sky ..and how these postcards can flow through our door as if mirroring the flotsum rollimg in on the strand.
Ann Duggan is contemporary textile artist and fashion designer based in Wexford.
Training in Grafton Academy of Dress Design in Dublin, Ann worked with Michel Amber, and on relocating home to Wexford established her own client base for bespoke work. Her passion towards hand work in designing a garment, naturally led to creating textile pieces, incorporating classic hand techniques but looking to create something contemporary.
Ann has worked and collaborated as a volunteer on the Ros Tapestry since 2006, currently a major exhibition in New Ross, Co. Wexford. Her work has also been exhibited with fellow Wexford artists, in The Pigyard Gallery from 2010 & 2015. Textile works have also been exhibited at The Blue Egg Gallery in Wexford, 2020 Gallery in Cork, and The Market Place in Armagh.
Ann was a finalist in the National RDS Craft Exhibition 2011, winning 2nd prize in Multi-Media Textile Category. In November 2011, Ann had exhibited her textile work in the Crafts Council of Irelands, ‘Seascapes’ Exhibition at the annual Knitting & Stitching Show held in the RDS Dublin.