imkirkwood artist

I create visual narratives with my fine art drawings and computer prints


My series Magical Thinking-hope

Posted by iris m. kirkwood on December 24, 2010 at 8:01 AM

         I have noticed a glaze look come over some peoples eyes when I explain my concept for the drawing series I have been working on for the last couple of years. But when I allow someone to read my artist statement or any writing I might do in regards to my project they appear to"'get it".

                                                            Magical Thinking


        I am re-imagining myths and symbols to create an oversized deck of playing cards as a fetish for magical thinking-hope.

 It is with the disturbance of the ordinary that myths and symbols surface to importance in human consciousness. In the scramble to fix an individuals known world they will grab at the memory of forces they believe in. It is the desire of hope that my cards symbolize. 

2 Work samples:

Seven of Hearts


A re-interpretation of  Ma'at's weighing of the heart ceremony.

Is your heart lighter than a feather? The ostrich feather symbol of truth.

Seven of Spades


Based on Demeter, goddess of agriculture, mother, nursemaid, social order,


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The Pencil Drawings by Iris M. Kirkwood

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