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RTÉ: A Poem For Ireland

I worked with RTÉ on the titles for their series A Poem For Ireland which was shown on The Works in which the public voted for their favourite Irish poem. I created the titles for three of the shortlist, which worked within the films of each poem being read and reenacted. 

 A Christmas Childhood by Patrick Kavanagh. Here, I cut the lettering from washi tape and placed them into the folds of the melodion. 

 

Quarantine by Eavan Boland. I tied bundles of twigs I collected together with twine, and decorated them with gold and blue paints. I then placed the letter forms in the snow on Military Road. 


When All The Others Were Away At Mass by Seamus Heaney.  This was the winning poem of the competition, so the piece was seen a lot, and a print of the piece is even in Áras an Uactaráin! I peeled potatoes and glued the parings together to shape each letter. I then painted the white patterns onto the exteriors of the letterforms. I had to whip out the tweezers for this one, as the forms were quite delicate and had to be shot very soon after they were peeled. 

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