BA (Hons) Fine Art
Eilish Lenihan is originally from Leicester. She began taking an interest in art when her granddad in Ireland drew her a little sketch in his kitchen. Eilish has previously studied Fine Art at GCSE level, Performing Arts and Theatrical Make-up at A-Level, and has just finished studying BA in Fine Art at Coventry University.
"My current work has been largely influenced by my previous and current mental health. I am exploring more open-ended metaphors as a means to communicate through my work, trying to connect and relate to other human experiences through installation and performance. At present, I am exploring my nightly routine through written and self-reflection. Thus, signifying the key emotions, thoughts, and movements required for the piece “My Last Thought’ performance. The audience’s interaction with my work is also particularly important. The noticing, trusting yourself and enduring the observation to see the connection and qualities within their own experiences. My work has become a psychological remedy as well as a symbolic act caused by mental illness, and I intend for my work to produce a safe environment for the audience to also connect and reflect with t