Saoirse Melia

Hand embroidery on linen
Dimensions: 25cm x 19cm

Saoirse Melia’s practice focuses on the relationship between words and perception, and her current work also deals with personal themes of intimacy and mental health. She is interested in the entanglements that exist between words, images and memories, which can change over time. Her work draws upon the experience of growing up with an unconventional relationship to language and its challenges. She is intrigued by the visual viability of text and the written word. In particular, she explores how differences in composition, structure, size and colour, as well as forms of textual repetition, might affect the process of comprehension.