Anna Lawlor

A Dublin-based designer from Westport in Co Mayo, studied animation in IADT Dun Laoghaire.


High Window

The piece was inspired by Elizabeth Bowen’s childhood and how her surroundings influenced how she saw the world. It reflects on the adult world through the eyes of a child and all of the wonder, awe, and fear that accompanies that. Bowen’s relationship with the canal was a complex one; the canal was a key feature in her childhood, while also a source of fear as she worried the waters would one day rise to her window.

The first half, full of simplistic shapes and a soothing pastel palette represents the child’s perspective of the adult world. The second half brings in the theme of time passing as we step into the adult world.