Dorothy Cross | the artist
The artist Dorothy Cross
Born 1956, Cork, Ireland.
Lives and works in Connemara, .
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Virgin Shroud'. The title of this work suggests that beneath the cowskin veil is a statue of the Virgin Mary. The cow's udders have been arranged around the statue's head to suggest a sort of crown. The satin train was made from a wedding dress belonging to the artist's grandmother.
Born in Cork in 1956, Dorothy Cross is one of the most respected artists working internationally today. Over the past few years she has devoted increasing amounts of time to the development of large-scale public events and projects…
Dorothy Cross has throughout her career been concerned with issues of gender and authority. Through a series of assemblages and installations, involving discovered objects combined with artifacts made from varied materials, she deconstructs the myths of sexual identity and authority…