Patrick Kavanagh

Irish Writers Series

This was the 3srd in a series of Portraits I was commissioned to do for a new office fit out in Dublin

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Design

I have based it on the poem 'Canal Bank Walk'

I have drawn the portrait of the poet in black and white and have introduced a huge splash of colour in the form of a flock of birds escaping from a canal lock. This alludes directly to the poem by using the imagery of the canal coupled with the boundless nature of birds flight which is intended to reflect his thought process

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