Guest post by Fionn Murphy from the Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD).
The image of "Warren" struck me, as it clearly wasn't properly mounted on the main wall of LSAD-Clonmel. It's part of the Design Fest this November, on the campus of LIT-Clonmel, supporting the year of Irish Design.
Creating this image clearly took a lot of effort and coordination. I asked the artist, Evan Maher, back to my house for tea and a discussion about the fine details of this portrait. I wanted to know who it was, how it was created and the emotions it was supposed to evoke. I learned the subject in the picture was one of an older brother, named Warren, a man for whom Evan holds great respect. The background and geometric shapes used were to signify Warrens career in architecture.
I like the photo for its overall visual appeal and its satisfying color scheme. The overlay on Warren is very simple yet thought-provoking, using simple triangles of various colors, blended together to make a final product that almost tricks your eye on first glance into thinking its a photograph. Evan said he spent a lot of time on this as it was the subject and proved to be very tricky. Everything from the shading to the excellent background appear professional and the finishing reflects the artist's potential to create something artistic from something simple.
To see "Warren" and other highly creative works of Irish design, please drop into the South Tipperary campus of the Limerick School of Art & Design on the N24 Ring Road, Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland.