Sioban ODonoghue uses assemblage to provoke questions about the construction of the world. In her works, the ordinary relatedness of objects and people takes on a poetic, almost whimsical quality. This is because ODonoghue’s works combine materials so that typically separated regions of experience are brought into novel relationships.
In Traveler, the presence of a shoe becomes a metonym for walking itself. The compass tied to the show only conforms this. Situated on wood, the mingling of these objects acts as an invitation, asking viewers to reflect on the immensity of globalized space.