Artist: Marie Brett
Location: MRI dept, Level 3, SDH North
‘Noah’s Calling’, references the biblical story of Noah saving animals from the flood. In Marie’s picture animals process from right to left. This is against the blue-green backdrop, the hand-stitching create swirls that depict the rising waters. Birds, fish, deer and crocodile have been applied using meticulous stitches. The flow of the picture is helped with the inclusion of the gold coloured metal leaves top and bottom. Marie’s practice fuses both traditional craft skills with contemporary, often unusual materials. Bronze, stainless steel and textiles with copper and brass detailing often feature in her work. Another work, ‘Cheetah Rock’, by Marie can be seen displayed in the main waiting room of the MRI Department.
About the artist
Throughout her work, Marie references landscape. She makes bespoke, original artworks for both interior and exteriors. From private homes to large hospitals, chapels to housing developments, her works are in demand as they positively contribute to their setting. She says she welcomes a site specific approach and aims for her work to add to a space both aesthetically and holistically; for her work to contribute to how people both feel in and use the space. Marie also makes large steel sculptures, which feature in gardens and courtyards. Inspired by ancient standing stones, the works are subtle and marry history with cutting edge technology of laser cutting. Her interior works are tapestry like in nature and combine copper and brass detailing. Several hospitals, libraries and chapels have commissioned large pieces, although she also makes a range of smaller, intimate pieces for homes. Marie is a member of the Craft Council of Ireland.