IntroductionChapter Images

Cyclops is a chapter that vacillates between two poles: abstract oppression and nostalgic myth. In order to combine both of those elements I will use collage elements from a historic Irish text Cyclopedia of Ireland filled with maps, images and family crests with solid blocks of color. Inspired by collage artists Viviane Rombaldi Seppey and Shannon Rankin I will manipulate the historic documents of Ireland into metaphors of the body. These will then be combined with geometric linoleum stamps. The color palette will bridge these two forms of art. As with Aeolus, the geometric shapes represent politics and therefore the Citizen's fixed view of the world.