“Focusing on the relationship with ourselves and the space around us, I create mixed media works that explore a narrative based world.”
Concentrating on the relationship of the figure in a man-made space, McKeown is concerned with how connections can be built. The characters, usually in solitude, sit waiting but not necessarily wanting for anything; recharging and calm in their own habitat. Responding to her own feelings of happiness in solidarity, the artist explores themes of life and what living entails, the doubt, the sacrifice, the belief, and the happiness.
‘My driving force is the chance to learn something new about the medium and to understand how elements can be placed together to work compositionally. By not creating a plan or sketch beforehand allows me to be as impulsive as possible, allowing me to respond to the medium, organically appreciating the boundaries and flexibilities of the work.