Peter O'Brien

W r i t e r ~ E d i t o r ~ A r t i s t

LOTS OF FUN WITH FINNEGANS WAKE

I am currently glossing / illustrating / disrupting the 628 pages of Finnegans Wake by James Joyce. I hope to be finished by 2022.

Here are a few random pages from the project: the cover page, and a selection of pages that have been published to date, by journals in Canada, England, Ireland, Israel and the U.S. Each page has its own graphic conceit. The works are archival felt-pen, acrylic, graphite, and found materials on 8 1/2″ X 11″ archival cover stock.

At the bottom is a list of related publications and exhibitions.

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LOFWFW 69

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Here are a few installation images from my exhibition at the 2017 North American James Joyce Conference, Toronto.

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PUBLICATIONS

2018

Joyce Studies Annual (forthcoming).

Art / Research International (forthcoming).

The Globe and Mail (forthcoming).

“Pages from ‘Lots of Fun with Finnegans Wake’.” The Fortnightly Review (England) March 2018. Pages 37, 38, 67 – 72 of the artwork.

http://fortnightlyreview.co.uk/2018/04/fun-with-finnegans-wake/

“Page from LOTS OF FUN WITH FINNEGANS WAKE.” HCE Review (Ireland) Volume II, Issue 11, February 2018. Page 151.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwa3RwfHkW98cDVrdVRPYUtJNHc0b2JVcU96c2RBblJLek9v/view

“Come Into The Pictures: A Graphic Reconfiguring of Finnegans Wake.” The Ilanot Review (Israel) Volume 15, Winter 2018. Pages 19, 59, 197.

http://www.ilanotreview.com/pictures-issue/come-pictures-graphic-reconfiguring-finnegans-wake/

2017

“Page from LOTS OF FUN WITH FINNEGANS WAKE.” Silver Streams (Ireland) Issue 3, December 2017. Page 34 of the artwork.

https://view.joomag.com/silver-streams-issue-3/0609901001512071888

“Come into the Pictures: James Joyce, Illustrated.” World Literature Today, 12 July 2017. Pages 201 – 08.

https://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/blog/cultural-cross-sections/come-pictures-james-joyce-illustrated-peter-obrien

“Cover Image.” James Joyce Quarterly, Vol. 53, No. 1-2, Fall 2015 – Winter 2016 (Fall 2017). Page 200.

EXHIBITIONS

2018

“the one the pictor of the other” (pages 126 – 68). 22 X 780 inches. Grauwzusters Cloister, Antwerp, Belgium. The 26th International James Joyce Symposium, 10 – 16 June 2018.

2017

River Run – An Excerpt from LOTS OF FUN WITH FINNEGANS WAKE (pages 196 – 216). 22 X 365 inches. Victoria College, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. The 2017 North American James Joyce Conference. 21 – 25 June 2017.

 

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