b. 1956, Cork, Ireland
Dorothy Cross came to widespread attention when she began a series of works featuring cow skins and cow udders. In her art she amalgamates found and constructed objects. These assemblages invariably have the effect of reinvigorating the lives of everyday things, sometimes humorous, sometimes disturbing, always intellectually stimulating and physically arresting. Her most recent work employs the revelatory and voyeuristic traits of video and photography, combining these with sculptural work, to play with what is at risk, on hold, erotic and curious.
Eye of Shark, 2014
Cast iron baths with gilding, marble panel, shark eye and display box, amber glass.