Olivia Normile’s practice explores the space and boundaries between image, object and idea. Surface tensions recur in her work evident through a rough, agitated quality to edges and appearances. Through combining handmade objects with animated forms of themselves, she attempts to expose an unseen tension and quiet dialogue between the definite and unseen. By capturing the motions of making and transforming them into solid ‘stills’, she reveals lone moments within a process. In turn, private environments and passageways form for these animated moments to exist and survive.
She is fond of using materials with tactile qualities such as clay and cotton sheets as they allow for a space in which her influence is present yet the materials still hold their own individualities. Olivia has exhibited most recently for solo exhibition at Ormond Studios Dublin as part of their annual graduate award programme.