The Long Live Irish True Project Part III

When we lit the Furnace of Resurrection, we were left with a mountain of charcoal pencils. In the Irish True way, we send these pencils to artists, photographers and musicians across the world. We wanted to find out what Irish True meant to them.

Last time, in the Long Live Irish True Project a painter, a photographer and a former street artist told us what Irish True meant to them. Now, we’re bringing you the thoughts of a new bunch of creative spirits.

OLDRICH TICHY

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LUKAS POHANKA

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JEREMY KING

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Jeremy got in touch and told us why he chose to draw what he did;

 

You’ll more likely see me with a bodhran tipper in my hand than a paint brush or piece of charcoal these days, but playing drum and singing with Irish band Poitín hasn’t completely taken over my artistic activities. I originally trained as a visual artist in Brighton in the south of England and even then played music- in those days it was a 12-string guitar which my Dad made for me rather than a traditional Irish drum.

These days I need a good reason to paint or draw, so when Tullamore D.E.W. invited me to contribute something to the Irish True project, I thought I’d give it a try. I must say I was initially stumped for inspiration, but one sleepless night the words of an old Irish song came to me:

Love is teasing, love is pleasing, love is a pleasure when first it’s new,

 But as love grows older, love grows colder and fades away like the morning dew

Not the most optimistic of sentiments, I know, but it has a ring of truth about it. So I incorporated key words from the song with the fading love hearts to create my image of Irish True.

Cheers

Jeremy

 

So there we have it, the Irish True project, a group of creative souls showing us their passion and love for Irish culture. Did you have a favourite? And more importantly, what does Irish True mean to you?

 

RE-CAP:

Part 1

Part 2