Japanese Twitter user @Kya7y recently posted these pictures of a fiendishly complex and painstakingly hand-drawn labyrinth, sprung directly from the brain of her father (a university custodian).
30 years ago, he started with a blank sheet of A1 paper, seven years later, he’d completed the maze in his spare time, at which point, the sheet was rolled up and forgotten, until his daughter discovered it.
The maze should, and probably will, be available as a print in the near future.
A piece of art designed by Irish artist Andrew Kearney has been hung from the atrium ceiling. It looks like a large white airship, but the Irish government describes it as an “interactive and innovative art piece… [that] embodies Irish warmth and character while showcasing the innovation and developed technology of contemporary Ireland”.
The piece is called Skylum (which perhaps means that someone who goes to see it is a Skylum seeker). It is fitted with a camera, artificial intelligence technology and ultrasonic directional speakers so that when people walk underneath it, the lights and sounds vary. An Irish government official said: “The piece is ever-changing and reacting so that no two experiences will be the same.”
Thanks Niall O’M
Arthur M Campbell “Huband Bridge, from Percy Place, Dublin”
Fair play though, in fairness.
A personal selection (after an exhaustive trawl) of the best paintings and watercolours of Dublin in the 1940s and 1950s by blogger and Broadsheet.ie historian Sibling Of Daedalus who remarks:
“You have to say: we weren’t just good at the writing.”
Artist Fintan Switzer from Killarney (where most of his street art can be found) explained the inspiration for his impressive output to Street Art News thus:
“Conflict and revolution. Obviously it’s quite a broad heading so there are many areas to explore like martyrdom, propaganda, regicide, paranoia and consequentialism to name but a few. All quite heavy subjects so as you can imagine, they’re not exactly pretty little pictures!”
Seventeen artists (Including ‘our’ Emily O’Callaghan) exhibiting.
Ewok had a sneak preview this afternoon and said it made him “curiously hopeful and trembly.”"
At La Cathedral Studios, just off Thomas St, Dublin, this evening and tomorrow afternoon should you find yourself in the ‘hood.
Damn productive, creative, life-enriching hipsters.