Naomi Draper's profile

Name: Naomi Draper

Region: Outside Ireland

Website: ht//

Member since:10-23-2012

Last online:2012-11-20


Naomi has studied at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design, Prague, Pilchuck, Seattle and the National College of Art Design (NCAD), Dublin, where she graduated from in 2007 with a Bachelor of Design in Craft Design specialising in glass, and has most recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Arts Education also at NCAD. Naomi is a multidisciplinary artist who is currently based in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Alongside an established studio practice in sculpture and glass, Naomi often works in an educational and community context. Naomi is interested in creating work which responds to specific sites. Through her work she examines issues of protection and containment looking at the spaces we create around ourselves and the relationship we have to them.

Professional Statement

Through my work I am interested in exploring the environments we build around ourselves, the ways in which we construct safe, secure and comfortable spaces to be part of. I am intrigued with how we respond to a space both physically and emotionally. In the making process I can investigate and question these issues. I am excited by experimentation with materials and the magic of their transformation.
 In making art I am particularly interested in its accessibility, the viewers experience and engagement with it as well as how it might play a role through education and development.


Media and techniques

Primary medium: Sculpture

Secondary medium: Drawing

Creative Context

Primary context: All contexts

Secondary context: Youth