Little Stories

Little Prints

2016

Dorothy Smith

'Looking Through 1, Nellie Gifford, Madeleine Ffrench Mullan, Rosie Hackett, Kathleen Lynn, Winifred Carney, Marcella Cosgrove, Eilis Ní Riain', Drypoint

Website: dorothysmith.ie

 

 

 

Looking through layers of time and change back to the tumultuous events of 1916, the role of women is belatedly but eventually

being acknowledged. The seven women my prints are based on were engaged in public life at a time when the consensus was that women’s only role was in the private home. Working from old photographs and layering the drawings, I have created a composite image that is not of each individual person but is an image of women then looking through time at us now, what has been achieved.

How much we owe them.

"Looking Through 2, Nellie Gifford, Madeleine Ffrench Mullan, Rosie Hackett, Kathleen Lynn, Winifred Carney, Marcella Cosgrove, Eilis Ní Riain', Drypoint