David Monaghan
The self-lapping River

Boiling water, brewing tea, rising steam and nostalgic symbols. The constructed painted environment provides an arena which facilitates discussion and debate. The establishment of a system of engagement seeks to visualise and materialise the potential for democratic systems to act as a moral force within society. “The natural distribution is neither just nor unjust...What is just and unjust is the way that institutions deal with these facts” (Rawls, 1971, pg.200). The viewer is an active collaborator. The environment does not stand as a system impermeable, but instead as a network that shifts with the changing tide.

BA (Hons) Fine Art (Painting)

'Vox Populi', Vicar Street protest