The interconnected, interlocking scaffolded book sculptures of New York based artist and graphic designer Stephen Doyle, who describes them as:
“miniature monuments, testaments to the power of language and metaphors of imagination….I conjured sculptures in which the lines of text shook off the shackles of the page, leapt up, out of the book, and started conferring with their neighboring lines of text, creating an aerial network of language, turning text into synapse, circulation… I soon realized that these three-dimensional diagrams seemed to have a poetic power of their own, recontextualizing language and ideas into sculptural forms, inspired by the books themselves.”
Grogan’s, South William Street, Dublin 2.
Cartoonist, poet and painter Tom Mathews tucks into a book and a pint of plain.
Thanks Sauvignon Blanc
Tweets from a Covid Cocoon.
By Helen O’Rahilly. who writes:
Cocooning with my ninety-year-old Aunt is not the life I’d imagined when I came back to live in Dublin after 30 years of being a high-flying media executive in London.
From the Groucho Club to our North Dublin coastal cocoon, it was back to earth with a bump. Funny and frustrating, living with the Aunt in our Covid bubble has been quite the eye-opener. Bickering, bitching, masking-up for rare outings, The Stairlift Ascends is a Twitter diary of our time trying to live together, of surviving the pandemic … and each other.
Love, lashings of apple tart, laughter and a longing for trips to Arnotts have seen us through, so far…
Illustrated by Jennie O’Connell.
The Stairlift Ascends (O’Brien Press)
The bed’s too big without him.