James Joyce

Irish Writers Series

This was the 1st in a series of Portraits I was commissioned to do for a new office fit out in Dublin


The Design

Almost all of James Joyce’s literary works were rooted in the streets of Dublin, Most famously Ulysses which depicts the adventure of Leopold Bloom as he travels through the city.I have illustrated Joyce's portrait using an old street map of Dublin to depict the light and dark area.

Joyce was also fascinated with the notion of the stream of consciousness, I have alluded to this by the introduction of a splash of color by his temple as if to highlightthe mans vibrant thought process