Fionna Madigan, 'River Series no. 2', oil on ampersand panel, 28 x 35cm, 2017.
In Celtic spiritual tradition a 'Thin Place' is a locale where the distance between heaven and earth collapses and we’re able to catch a glimpse of the transcendent. Madigan’s paintings are inspired by this concept. She uses oil paint and cold wax medium (pigment, resin, solvent and beeswax). A range of specific applications and techniques are used to exploit the character and potential of the wax medium and to invoke a mystical apprehension of the natural world.