Memories of Seaside Holidays, Barbara Schey

Susan Doherty

Artist Statement

I have a long history of collecting and delighting in the sumptuous joys of adornments.

Extending this into making of sculptural pieces by re-purposing of found objects. Collecting, deconstructing and reconstructingbringing attention to what we discard as rubbish, changing the useless to the meaningful, giving new life to old, making small comments on our consumer world.

I relish in the language of visuals and have always remained drawn to observe and celebrate personal adornments.

Each piece is eclectic, refusing the idea of replication.


My art practice is a constant in my life and has taken me to far corners of the world to study (Indonesia India and Vietnam) or to play and create (Artist in Residency at Burren College of Art, Ireland).