This is the time of year to throw everything out and start again.
Traditionally it’s called a spring clean, but it’s more than that.
It’s not just about rearranging your sock drawer and dropping off a bag of pastel Penneys skinny jeans at the St Vincent de Paul.
It’s a time to empty your brain and your home of all the cloying feelings and attachments associated with the stuff we surround ourselves with.
A perfect start in our book would be ripping down all the dusty frames and prints that have been lurking on your largest wall. Slosh on a new colour that makes you smile, then add a print you frikkin’ love looking at.
Might we suggest the work of Cork artist Deirdre Breen.
After four years in London, Deirdre now works for Chapter in Midleton and is a practicing artist and member of Damn Fine Print as well as Cork Printmakers.
Her latest pieces are an exploration of shape and form through adventures in colour, geometry and repetition.
You can buy ’em here as well as through the 2020 Art Gallery.
Photo of Deirdre Breen by the supremely talented Bríd O’Donovan