Memorial is an installation based on blood samples donated to the artist
by ten people over a period of two years from 1995 to 1997. Each sample was photographed
and the resulting saturated colour 'portraits' were set in resin on limestone
slabs. The work was first shown in St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick, Ireland, in EV+A 1998.
Cell Memorial is actually two pieces which comprise a series of framed
portraits of magnified blood smears. As a protagonist, blood is loaded
with significance. As well as being the central theme of Christianity,
blood in the age of HIV and Aids is no longer a private matter between
oneself and one's cells, but is public and political".
Angeline Morrison, The Sunday Tribune.
of the people who donated blood for this project have died since it began