• ‘I’ve a bleedin pain in my leg’ : Oil on canvas
This painting is a response to the on going Banking crises. The figure has an abstracted euro symbol in the eye of the figure. The figure is near naked as a suggestion of being laid bare. The figure retains the tie to mark him as the business class. The pain in my Bleedin leg is a word play on ‘a pain in the bollocks’ which the banks have given the whole nation. Using the word bleedin as it is a Dublin slang word. Put in context ‘Bleedin gorgeous’ (Very gorgeous). So the tile translates as having a very large pain in the leg (bollocks).
• ‘I’ve got to stop singing to these mingin colours’ : Oil on canvas
This painting is a slapstick look at the Irish music industry. It looks at the huge turn to commercial side of the industry. The spawning of the x-factor and its ilk has left the music industry unbalance with non- commercial bands such as red neck manifesto not getting there proper espouser. This painting suggests that the Artist knows this and has an inner conflict raging. I got to stop singing for these mingin (Irish slang for very bad) colours (people).
• ‘Mary jabba the health system’: Oil on canvas
Mary Harney (born 11 March 1953) is an Irish politician and is the current Minister for Health and Children. She is mixed in this painting with Jabba the Hutt the evil space villain from star wars. The tile suggests she has destroyed the Health system. As that’s what Jabba the Hutt does he destroys things. There is a ramp bringing beds for her to eat to represent the decline in hospital beds under her administration. Above her head is a hidden Tri-colour with white being replaced by grey.
• ‘Ratzinger’s ninja cardinals’: Oil on canvas
From an conversation with a colleague (john) about an article about Pope Benedict XVI (Ratzinger) sending 7 cardinals to Ireland to regain the respect for the catholic church with in the Irish nation. This painting had to be done. Approached in a slapstick manner the naïve style is aware to the painter. The Ninja are attacking or laying siege to another Bastille of Irish nation the painter’s local pub.
• ‘We all like horses and guns’: Oil on canvas
Playing around with the idea of a conspiracy of the ruling class this painting plays around with the idea of global ruling elite. The subjects of choice are Charles James “Charlie” Haughey (Irish: Cathal Séamas Ó hEochaidh; 16 September 1925 – 13 June 2006) was Taoiseach of Ireland, serving three terms in office; from December 1979 to June 1981, March 1982 to December 1982 and March 1987 to February 1992 and Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (Arabic: صدام حسين التكريتي Ṣaddām Ḥusayn ʿAbd al-Majīd al-Tikrīt]; 28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006)] was the President of Iraq from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. The sun blast window a symbol of imperialism within in Ireland abstracted into a suggestion of the all Seeing Eye conjuring a hundred conspiracies. Also let’s face it a lot of us like Horses and guns.
• ‘Uain sleachtadh na hEireann’: Oil and enamel on board
‘The slaughter Lamb of Ireland’ is the title translated from Irish. This painting was in response to the Irish Blasphemy laws. The new law, which was passed in July 2009, means that blasphemy in Ireland is now a crime punishable with a fine of up to €25,000 (£22,000).
Once a again a hidden tri-colour hangs over the head of a slaughter lamb or the slaughtered religion of Ireland.
• ‘An Artist traped in a tri-colour’: Oil and enamel on board
This painting does what it does it is an Artist traped in a tri-colour and the painter lets the viewer make up or finish the painting by the viewers own interpretation.