Kyra Heneghan-Smith

My work centers around gender and social issues, which I explore through creative research and relationship to my personal experiences and traumas. I make work around ideas of defamiliarization, often featuring multiples and repeated symbolisms put together to tell bigger stories. I am inspired by the natural world and the relationships that humans build with and around nature, and how they apply to interpersonal connections. Play, learning and exploration are integral parts of my creative practice. I work in a variety of mediums including oil and watercolour painting, drawing and bookmaking, sculpture (plaster, fabric, edible mediums and found objects), video art, animation and photography.

What Happens When You’re Hard Boiled? oil on canvas. 30” x 36” 2019

Bellybutton, oil on canvas. 12” x 12”, 2019

Father’s Armchair, oil on canvas. 16” x 20” 2019

Banana Called “Love”, watercolour on paper., 9” x 10”, 2019

How to Grow Potatoes (1-3), watercolour on paper, 18” x 24”, 2020