Aishling has been working photographically with vintage costumed characters since 2015. In these works she finds herself within natural landscape settings, merging the genres of fine art landscape and self-portraiture with performance. These life landscapes depict common stages of our inner transformational and self-development process. She merges herself within landscapes as they can often be found to be undergoing similar transitions as we do, since they are alive also. To date these works have been created in Iceland, Ireland and Greece.
Aishling has in the past worked with two different characters, a lady in black and a lady in white and is now bringing a new character into the narrative, a lady in grey. This lady in grey has been created by merging her white lady with the ashes of a 2500 year old olive tree which was destroyed in North Evia, Greece in the devastating fires, August 2021. As it turns out this tree was commonly referred to as the bride, ironic considering these costumes were originally bridal wear.
Funding is currently being requested to return to work in the burnt woodlands in Greece in Winter 2021 before the devastated landscapes are felled to create flood barriers. Any supports with this matter are greatly appreciated.
Aishling is amazing - she has a very special gift for instinctively connecting and expressing the essence of a place in such a way that it just oozes out of her visuals and welcomes the onlooker in. Her work ethic is second to none. - Dorothy Laity