Ciara O’Hara’s work uses imagery from nature, whilst also incorporating elements of nature-inspired man-made design. She likes to use imagery that has connotations and symbolism and re-work that in order to express her individual concerns and evoke an emotive response. Space in her work is often ambiguous, in a way, removing a sense of either the interior or exterior space. No connotations can be made when the subject belongs to an invisible or unrecognisable space, detached from its usual form; and it is in this environment that the ordinary can be looked upon anew.
She works across a range of media, including print, drawing, painting, photography and porcelain. The use of a variety of media allows each body of work to take on new connotations and subtleties that another medium wouldn’t allow.
Ciara’s work is in the collections of the Office of Public Works, Newman House UCD, Town of Skagaströnd and several private collections.
2011 Sketchbook Project, Art House Co-op, Various locations, USA
2010 Country Days Festival, Skagaströnd, Iceland
2007 177th RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA, Ely Place, Dublin
2006 Contemporary Paintings and Prints, Adams, 26 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin
2006 Contemporary Irish Art Exhibition, Central Bank, Dublin
2004 National Print Museum, Beggars Bush, Dublin 4.