The Wires by Two Headed DogRegular price €60.00
2 colour screenprint
Edition Size: 10
Size: 320mm x 450mm
Hand screenprinted on 220gsm recycled black card.
''This series came to life when I worked as a contractor on the Dublin railway.
We were in the midst of a heat-wave and were on site for a few long weeks at the Newcomen Yard in the North inner-city. Days were spent filthy and roasting in the unusually hot Irish sun. When the shift ended, I would wander the yard for a while with a camera, trying to capture something I felt was bubbling beneath the surface of the harsh landscape.
Newcomen is a place that many would describe as bleak. A desert of railway ballast, rubbish and weeds. Uneven ground. Rats visibly clambering the detritus.
Syringes scatter the ground, along with many weather beaten wallets and handbags, emptied of cash and thrown onto the tracks. Each a tragic story.
Despite this there was an underlying soul to the industrial topography. Buddleia provided flashes of colour from the cracking brickwork, the paint and roller artwork of Graffiti writers lit up the high walls. The canal, washing the blackened gravel banks. Local kids’ old rope-swings hanging from the bridge, turning the wrought iron hulk into a thing of play..
Hope in and amongst the decay.''
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