On the day that pretty much the entire world celebrated being Irish, while O Connell street was lined with thousands of people waiting to watch the parade, a group of artists waited just down the road for the clock to strike 12. Unknown to the Paddy's Day revellers the group worked together to erect this exhibition which is a reaction to the way things have gone in our country today.
'Romantic Ireland: From The Streets' is an exhibition of art work hung at Anglo Irish HQ, North Wall Quay, Dublin. Anglo Irish Bank was a central player in the madness that went on in this country. This site is an exceptionally appropriate and evocative symbol of the audacity shown in the previous 20 years and the results of that audacity.
'September 1913' is a century old acceptable and relevant comment on the effect of greed on the ideals of a nation. On St. Patrick's Day the world is watching us celebrate artistically. It seems appropriate to display an artistic response on this day that shows we're also capable of a bit of reflection. Read more here
It was done for free by all participants.
Here are the series of illustrations that I did exclusively for the second issue of Argon Magazine. They gave me a loose theme of Spring and seen as the work of mine that they liked was an illustration of a snowboarder I thought that the word Spring related well to the other sport that I love (and did a long time ago) Gymnastics.
Not only am I thrilled to be featured by the magazine but I also really enjoyed creating these works, so much so that I created a good few more than they needed (it was Christmas holidays so I had lots of time to have fun with them).
The works feature another love of mine, print. The prints used in the works are manipulated vintage prints form a CD of prints that I bought in Paris years ago and have used a lot in my work.