Monday May 25, 2020

Arts Interview: Cross purpose

Artist Dorothy Cross, whose striking Ghost Ship glimmered across the water at Dun Laoghaire 13 years ago, has created two remarkable books, writes Nadine O'Regan.

15th September, 2012
Dorothy Cross: 'I feel it's very important to talk about art'. Photo: Tony O'Shea

Dorothy Cross flips open her book to a page showing one of her most striking exhibits. It's a family copy of the Bible, into which Cross has drilled a perfectly round hole.

Balanced on a stand, the Bible is turned to a page depicting Mary and Mary Magdalene, deep in grief at the crucifixion, tears wending a slow track down their faces.

"The Bible was in the attic - my family weren't Bible people," Cross...

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