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The Seven Sacraments

Abigail O'Brien - 1997/2004

The original inspiration for this series is the work of Nicolas Poussin on the same theme. The sacraments act as a catalyst and are interpreted through secular ideas and discourses. The work fuses contemporary Fine Art practices with traditional forms of object making.

Through a diverse range of medium, including, sculpture, sewing, video, sound works and photography, O’Brien explores domesticity, every day rituals and rites of passage.

These rituals are both an anchor and a noose and are a way of navigating the complexities of life.