Today I’m finally able to reveal a big project that I have been working on for the past year or so.
It was a commission from the OPW of seven large portraits of Blasket Islanders along with a number of other images for The Blasket Centre, Dún Chaoin.
Appearing oversized down the Slí in the centre, my Scraperboards can be seen alongside the works of two other artists.
The official opening was yesterday, so now my seven images can be viewed by the public along with another nineteen or so smaller works of mine that were commissioned for the OPW.
It was a very interesting project to work on and meant revisiting the Blasket Island books such as Twenty years a-growing by Muiris Ó Súileabháin for my research.
This portrait is Muiris Ó Súileabháin.
For a sense of scale one piece of my work appears on RTE at 1.27min here>>