Scope and Content

A report back on the state of modern Ireland in 24 satirical watercolour drawings with 'A Soundtrack to The Celtic Zoo', a verse response by Theo Dorgan.
Published by Occasional Press 2014 in a special limited edition of 200 hardback books of which 1-125 carry an origianl handpainted, intaglio print, numbered and signed by the artist.
This is no. 98 of 125.
The original drawings were made on 220gm, acid free paper. The media used is mainly pencil, ballpoint pen, watercolour and beeswax. Some of the drawings contain small collage elements and acrylic paint is used here and there. When the drawing is completed melted beeswax is applied. This soaks into the paper, enriches the watercolour parts and is resisted by acrylic, which makes the quality of the image unpredictable until the final act of manufacture.