about the art
I am interested in rituals, fairytales, and the human body. A recurring theoretical question I find myself asking is: how do you represent or create liminal spaces through art – for example dreams, secret gardens, or the temporary landscapes of clouds?
I work with watercolours, ink, acrylics and textiles; but also with materials I find in nature, like animal bones, skulls, antlers, seashells and driftwood.
These found objects inform my work through colour and texture, and often find their way into finished pieces.
I am influenced by the work of Alexander McQueen, Alice Maher and Frida Kahlo; and the writings of Haruki Murakami and Rupi Kaur.
about the artist
Mona Atkinson is an Irish artist currently living in Cork.
Born in Germany, Mona studied at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, graduating in 2011 with a degree in Fashion Design.
While at NCAD, Mona won multiple awards for her work. Upon graduating, she was awarded Fashion Design Graduate of the Year by the Institute of Designers in Ireland.
Since graduating, Mona has been living in London and Dublin, working with designers and collaborating with fellow artists. Her work recently featured in the Nasty Women exhibition at Pallas Studios, Dublin.