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Tom Fitzgerald
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Title
Cathleen Ni Houlihan is harassed by Old Irish Saint
Materials
Slate
Dimensions
h.30cm w.27cm d.2cm
Completed
Mar 2007
Artist

Tom's Description: One of a series of slate discs commenting on events in Ireland in a satirical way.
Throughout history Gaelic poets have personified Ireland as a woman and Cathleen Ni Houlihan is one of her many names.

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JP

Rather more sexual abuse than harassment I'd say. A witty testimony to the corruption of all-too-recent absolute authority. Thanks for uploading this work Tom. I like it better the more I look at it. I love the understated lyrical lines and the iconographic imagery stolen directly from source. And slate? I've never seen that used before. As a material it looks beautifully solemn. How difficult is it to work with?
So who bought it in the end - the banker or the local bishop? :)

Tom

Apologies for my belated reply, JP.
I seem to be running out of the necessary brain cells for writing, I'm OK doing most other things though (I think).
I've used slate quite a bit in my work over the years. Its very good for doing low relief work or text. Its easy enough to use and takes a very fine finish.
I'm afraid neither bishops nor bankers are in the market for art anymore, particularly my work as I've been taking them to task recently in a series of drawings called The Celtic Zoo.
I'll upload a few for your delectation when I have sorted out the large backlog of things I'm supposed to have done.

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