A native of the Boyne Valley Ireland, Áine designs and hand weaves tapestry wall hangings for public and private clients.
Áine is a member of the Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers and has exhibited with them since the mid 80′s. Her most recent commission stands in the foyer of LinkedIn’s EMEA Headquarters in Baggot St. Dublin.
Áine provides hand weaving and hand spinning workshops for visiting groups and individuals at her studio and in Drumshallon Forge Heritage Centre.
“I am drawn to the medium of tapestry weaving through its textures, spinning yarn to work with and dying variations of shades. The process itself creates a space and a comfortable sense of relationship that I do not often encounter in other areas of my work life. Hence my designs tend to represent images and symbols that allow the viewer a doorway into this state of being.
Paradoxically, I often operate from a state of chaos, misconceptions and difficulty. I think this is part of being human. It is the process of weaving that changes my state of being and allows reflection on the reality that we are all in a constant state of change. I am inspired by those who accommodate change, however minimal, with a state of grace. For me this opens up a wider field of vision and ties in with the physical process of weaving.”