Jane lives and works from a farm on the North bank of the Shannon Estuary. She has been developing a visual language combining contemporary practices and sensibilities with ancient techniques in metalworking – casting, repoussé, etching, patination and gilding. Man-made and natural features in the surrounding landscape have informed much of her work. She has a particular interest in the interpretation of this landscape through 17th and 18th century cartographers. Another area of study has been the work of a number of Irish explorer botanists of the 19th century and in particular Augustine Henry. Plants identified and brought back to Ireland by this plantsman have evoked images that she translates into metal.
Find out more about this artist: www.janemurtagh.com