Episode 4 Back to the Book
After the excitement of 2 exhibitions & a live performance, it begun to dawn on Deirdre & myself that we had almost forgotten about the original idea – to produce an illustrated book of Deidre’s Poems! Deirdre made contact with Jaimie McGarry (no relation), who runs Valley Press http://www.valleypressuk.com/ publishing company that specialises in poetry. Jaimie is a poet too – check out his “Snail Poems” – funny & moving.
Together we began the pro
Episode 2 Fun & Games & Dressing Up I had embarked on the project to make some pictures to illustrate Deirdre McGarry’s “Lonely Destiny” poems. I was getting ideas & inspiration by looking at the work of 14th Century Italian painter Giotto. I discovered that art historians think that Giotto may have been influenced by medieval mystery plays and other kinds of street theatre in working out his dramatic and lifelike paintings. This gave me the idea of treating my illustrations