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The Power of Positivity

By 15th June 2017March 21st, 2022No Comments

My name is Katie Moore; I’m 30 years old and from Co. Mayo. I’m a visual artist. I love to travel, explore different countries and experience other cultures. I enjoy keeping fit, I have run 3 marathons, the most recent one being the New York City Marathon. I’m a real foodie and love to cook!

I also have Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited chronic disease that affects mostly the lungs, but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and intestine. There are about 1200 children and adults in the Ireland with CF. A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that: clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.

I have used my experiences of hospital isolation and living with CF as inspiration for my artwork. I feel very lucky to be a creative person. I see things and notice things other people may not, combine that with the empathy living with CF has given me, all helps in creating my artwork. I use textiles, stitching and installation in addition to drawing and video to create visual experiences of the world. My work is very conceptually driven, every stitch has a purpose. The work I make comes from a feeling of being compelled to make it, giving the topic a voice, telling a story, an act of memory.

Katie’ s Hospital Gown Installation

I have so much to be grateful for. Because of my CF I appreciate everything that I have, especially the everyday things, like being able to walk, talk, dress myself, have a roof over my head – these are important things that maybe if I didn’t have CF I wouldn’t give it a second thought, who knows.
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Katie’s Details

Website: http://www.katiemoorevisualartist.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katiemoorevisualartist/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katiemoorekatie/