June 25, 2015
June 24, 2015
Ennis Part 2: Individual Portraits
Re : Portraits 1-3 . A boy and girl from each class is depicted. The face shapes /clothes and characteristics are based exactly on the actual drawings from the pupils.
The pupils are depicted standing in front of notice boards that display the pupils original artwork that I have scaled down and made into permanent glass tile decals Each notice board represents a class . The pupils artworks that I’ve depicted show their drawings that represent, how they see themselves, what they love, where they live and what they do in school.
Portrait 1 : Junior and Senior infants .
Portrait 2: 1st ,2nd and 3rd class
Portrait 3: 4th ,5th and 6th class
Portrait 4 : “The Parents and Grandparents of Ennis NS”
This portrait references the parents and grand-parents of the school and includes their ‘words of wisdom’ and advice . The Portrait is displayed at ‘child’ level. I have depicted 6 parents /grandparents, each has a mirror face so that the observer can be the reflection and they can see themselves as an adult with adult characteristics.
The questions were
1: What was school like when you were young ?
2 :What is the most important thing you ever learnt in school ?
3: What do you remember most about school ?
4:What is the most important lesson life has taught you ?
5 :What was the best advice you ever got ?
6 : What advice would you give to your child now ?
Part 1: Large scale mosaic for entrance hallway [3m x 4m ]
A geometric depiction of 8 life sized pupils and their surrounding local environment . To allow for pupil interaction.,the pupils faces are mirror and are positioned life-sized. The local environment includes the Atlantic ocean, the Burren and the river Fergus. The school ‘reading’ dog Mackey is also depicted.
All images are property of Elaine Prunty aka Jaboopee
All my work is original , and unless otherwise stated
all the images are taken by me.
If asked, I will be happy to permit use of my images ,
provided full accreditation is given.