Liz O’Connell

MA Glass and Ceramics | Class of 2020

Liz O’Connell is an emerging artist with Irish and Yorkshire heritage. Through her research into her family’s links with textiles, she creates visual sketchbooks and film and photographs. Liz explores domestic narratives by making glass textiles and uses them performatively, exploring complex ideas about gender and ‘invisible’ work. She re-appropriates domestic detergents and materials; subverting domestic chores by filming the process and creating film stills and canvases. She says, “I want us to consider and open a discussion about the data gap in recording domestic work in economic statistics and psychological impact of constant giving and invisible labour. These films and photographs capture this process in the feminised domestic sphere, which is usually hidden.”