Viruses

NO REPRO FEE 12/10/2014 Unravel on Cow's Lane. Five-year-olds, from left, Tanya Collier, from South Circular Road, Fia Stalley from Portmarnock and Molly Wilde from Raheny on Cow's Lane, Dublin in advance of 'Unravel', a craft bombing event on Cow's Lane the 25th and 26th of October, the first in a series of free family events in Temple Bar's Old City entitled 'New in The Old City'. For information go to www.templebar.ie. Photo Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
Unravel on Cow’s Lane. Five-year-olds, from left, Tanya Collier, from South Circular Road, Fia Stalley from Portmarnock and Molly Wilde from Raheny on Cow’s Lane, Dublin in advance of ‘Unravel’, a craft bombing event on Cow’s Lane the 25th and 26th of October, the first in a series of free family events in Temple Bar’s Old City entitled ‘New in The Old City’. For information go to www.templebar.ie. Photo Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

These felt sculptures are inspired by microscopic photos of viruses. Niki was inspired to provoke the discourse about the dichotomous relationship between function and form. Their looks and what they do evoke the opposite scale of our emotions. On one hand they look cute, colourful and in this medium even cuddly. On the other hand they can cause a lot of discomfort, their impact could have long term effect on our health, and in certain instances their invasion could just kill us.
Good looking. Not good.

The pieces have been currated for

-Pattern, 2013 DCCoI exhibition, Dublin

-West Coat Art Festival,  2014 Sligo

-Common Ground 2014, Dublin

-H is for Hope solo exhibition 2015, Dublin

Gallery

 

Niki Collier - Chicken Pox Virus
Chicken Pox Virus
Sculptures exploring our emotional connection between form and function
Sculptures exploring our emotional connection between form and function

 

 

 

 

 

 

Niki Collier Common Cold Virus
Common Cold Virus

3 Viruses-NikiCollier

Niki Collier HP Virus
HP Virus

 

 

 

 

 

3 Viruses-NikiCollier

 

 

 

 

Niki Collier Avian Flu Virus
Avian Flu Virus

3 Viruses-NikiCollier