This artwork is from my current multi-year project LOTS OF FUN WITH FINNEGANS WAKE. The project feeds off and is nourished by James Joyce’s final book, the 628-page novel Finnegans Wake. I am simultaneously looking intently within Joyce’s idiosyncratic language, and investigating how it fits into, or does not fit into, the world outside its sui generis confines. My 628-artwork project yokes together my twinning interests of the illustrative and the intellectual, the visual and the verbal.
Peter O’Brien attended Notre Dame (BA), McGill (MA) and the Banff School of Fine Arts. Artwork from his current ten-year book project has been published by journals in Canada, England, Ireland, Israel, Nigeria, and the U.S., and has been exhibited in Antwerp, Hong Kong, Montreal, New York, and Toronto.