Splitting Borders Illustration

Celbridge, Ireland · 4 Sales


Splitting Borders Illustration

Celbridge, Ireland 4 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Gareth Gowran

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    Splitting Borders, creative, collaborative story telling.

    Have you ever asked yourself the question; what makes an artist an artist? We have, we’ve thought about it, read books about it and had many late night discussions about it. And what we keep coming back to again and again is that what makes an artist is the making of art, purposefully and regularly.

    We are artists, but when we stop practising our craft a removal occurs and we are artists in name only, removed from meaning and conviction. The only remedy is to re-engage with the work, shakily, sometimes reluctantly and with as much courage as we can muster.

    Gareth is the main illustrator of these pages and he had been enduring a lengthy and distant removal from his pen and his paper and, harder still, from his passion for the art work. We devised Splitting Borders to gently, lovingly and a little bit pushily entice him back to his love affair with visual art. Sadhbh is the editor and now with the new Melancholic Wife stories is the main writer. We had been considering projects we could collaborate on for some time and the venture has, thankfully, fit naturally into our lives.

    We made our first escapade into printing our work for the Dublin Zine Fair in 2013 with Splitting Borders Volumes One and Two and since then we have produced The Splitting Borders Alphabet Book, Curated Lines, The Professor and the Octopus and The melancholic Wife and her Perpetrating Husband.

    We commit to extending our creative selves. We try not to place any narrative or pictorial limitations on ourselves.

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    • Gareth Gowran

      Owner, Creator

      Hello, I am Gareth or Gary or Gary Dartagnan, whichever you prefer. I am an Irish Illustrator who trained in Animation and now draws comics and book illustrations. I am the co-creator of the web-comic Splitting Borders with my partner Sadhbh Lawlor.

    • Sadhbh Lawlor

      Creator, Owner

      Hello, I'm Sadhbh (pronounced Sive, like five with an S). I am an Irish artist who works mainly in textiles, I am also the co-creator of Splitting Borders.

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    Last updated on 12 May, 2015
    We love art and we love that you love art too. Splitting Borders is Gareth Gowran and Sadhbh Lawlor, two artists from Ireland. We've been drawing and making comics together since 2013 and can't stop. This is the place to find the printed matter of some of the art we post on-line at splittingborders.blogspot.com.

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