Butler attempts to recreate elusive encounters through ephemeral installations, architectural interventions, and drawings. Constantly experimenting with the ungraspable and imperceptible, Butler likes to give things attention that would usually go unnoticed.
Often containing references to the self and consciousness, the work also investigates a passing of time, and Butler seeks to challenge this in the materials she chooses, drawing on their unique qualities.
School of Thought is a body of work focusing on an increasing interiority withinthe artist’s practice and an attempt to create a site of momentarily stillness and contemplation in this busy public space.
Butler (b. Belfast 1986) studied Fine and Applied Art at University of Ulster, Belfast specializing in sculpture and installation.