The amygdala never forgets

or  'over evolved fight or flight'.

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'If we could see all the things we drag and all the things we pull the streets would be full'.


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the following are  notes provided for Royal Ulster Academy's School’s programme.

 

Here are some of the ideas I had in mind whilst making the work.

I was thinking about the representations, of women in art history, I wanted  to suggest a link with  that tradition (an alternative one).  The solitary women in a landscape or interior where the setting  is telling you about the persons identity and circumstances.  I am interested in depicting internal states. This series is about primitive brain and survival mode.

Like the others photographs in this series this picture evokes narrative like a film still, a single moment Something has happened here or has already happen.ed

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Yvonne O’Reilly

May 2015

 

'if we could see all the things we drag''and all the things we push'The streets would be full
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