“Suffering from a chronic illness, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, the repetition of pain eats away at your psyche and becomes an internalised wound, something that is permanently present maybe even traumatic, it forms a hole within you. Yet the presence of this hole creates a space for contemplation, leading to the emergence of Periphery.”
Driver uses her personal experiences of Rheumatoid Arthritis, anxiety and mothering to weave a narrative throughout her installations. She encompasses her audiences with her soft Multi Panel Lithographs of rock/skin/thicket like imagery, we are emersed within the folds of the silken lithograph and exposed to the film of her son, Lorcan Power dancing with and in response to this work. Periphery is a print based multi-disciplinary installation, expanding her lithographs from paper into fabric, sculpture and film.
Overall Driver’s work has a powerful presence and will allow for a questioning of the cultural silence and impact of living with disabling conditions.