Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Anima/us Botanica


Anima/us Botanica I


Anima/us Botanica II


Anima/us Botanica -- A Dance


Anima/us Botanica -- Colibrii


Anima/us Botanica -- Dryad


Anima/us Botanica -- I Remember the Birds


Rhudiannjah- The Daughter 


Anima/Us Botanica series. 2013.

dual selves in ink
















Goldlings i-X

i glow the way unwanted things do.' - warsan shire


















Gold Mess


Gold mess I - V.
2013.

Ink and gold leaf.






instagram

Sunday, 15 September 2013

New website + updates


Hello Lovelies,

I haven't been here much...but I have been Instagramming quite a bit :)

Also, my website is officially online and I'd love if you check it out. It'll contain the last few years of work in a manageable framework: www.briannamccarthy.com












Love+Light! 

Talk soon!


IG: @macabrii |  Web: www.briannamccarthy.com





Friday, 21 June 2013

SelfPortraits as Maker+Mender

In mask/Jumbie VI.
I made these masks, new faces for my self, embodiments of my otherness and sameness.






Seeker

Sketchbook things/journal entries






Rebirth of Kimpa Vita



Have been enjoying black+charcoal on coloured paper.



Saturday, 15 December 2012

She Devours Her Young

These came and still come from a place of loss.

I will keep engaging it until it no longer stings.





Urban Heartbeat - De Mi Barrio A Tu Barrio

The Urban Heartbeat -street art in Central, South America and the Caribbean book- is out.

Me and my Bloomers mural is in there.





Some Other Goddess

I've encountered white ink...I adore playing with it.

I've been exploring this series of personal saint/goddess work.

I'm opening myself to see where this takes me.





Thursday, 16 August 2012

Full of Grace


"O male odale o san rere / The spirit of the earth that wanders freely.
Ashe-O."
- Prayer to Oshun

Saint Never Come Again



Saint Make Do + Be Good


Saint Never Come Again (progress shot)



I've been meditating on these attributes we place on our saints, gods and goddesses - there's a way for them to intervene in any situation. There's a specific deity or saint for small crises and catastrophes.
I've been needing help with my own dilemmas - seeking to find these all purpose, indomitable attributes in myself.  These are my personal saints and goddesses  - to guide and strengthen and protect.

This series is in progress. Better pictures and more to come.

Love + Light
Keep good,




Friday, 13 July 2012

See Me?




Seer I+II
Every where is sadness.
Everyone is angry.
Including myself.
In these I was looking for insight.




Saturday, 30 June 2012

Monday, 25 June 2012

Monologue




Most times I am armed in lace like delicacy and words like swords.
This missive was written in a haze; it's basically illegible to me now but all I feel is still there.

Seeing my way out of the dark. 

Keep good,





Sunday, 24 June 2012

Sleep talk - Sketchbook things

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She was made of threads. 
But she lost more than she found-
Unravelled more than she wound.
                                          B.M
                                                    












Friday, 22 June 2012

Playing Dolly House Redux


I used to enjoy playing dolly house. To some extent I still do - the idea of creating a miniature world at the mercy at one's own whim is delightful. I had a spot under my grandmother's pink hibiscus where I'd create my own elaborate world where my dolls saved the world and lived underwater. I'd collect scrap cloth from the seamstress next door and I'd sew bustled dress and gowns. Best times of my life. 

I've been making these dolls for several months and they do make me happy.They're hand sewn and detailed and that in itself is a wonderful process... therapeutic. 
It's Friday evening. I'm looking forward to perhaps linking with those I love in a few hours. I'm enjoying the moment of openness and quietness - Lovelies, keep good...stay safe.