Mary Modeen is an artist/academic whose research links creative practice with interdisciplinary academic studies in the humanities, particularly philosophy, literature, feminist and indigenous studies. Her research has several threads: perception as a cognitive and interpretive process, and place-based research, which tends to connect cultural values, history and embodied experience. As such, this work usually combines creative art practice and writing.
Her PhD supervision is also characterised by these interdisciplinary investigations, linking studio practice with academic enquiry. International research networks, three of which Modeen co-convenes, are central in conducting the critical discourse which address, challenge and strengthen these research insights. She is also the DJCAD Associate Dean (Internationalisation).
detail of Bog Epiphany 1, 2023
A multi-media series emerging from a long-term engagement with bogs and wetlands.
Bog Epiphanies is an emerging series of multi-media paintings which celebrate the vibrant ecosystem of wetlands, suggested in painterly abstractions, evoking the seen and unseen in complex, inter-related co-existence.
Featured here is the first in this series:
Bog Epiphany 1, 2023, watercolour, collage, charcoal pencil, gum Arabic, and Prismacolour, on paper mounted on hardboard, (1.5 m X 1m.).