A Poet is Born
This piece set out to explore the emotional journey of rebirth elicited in Patrick Kavanagh’s poem ‘Canal Bank Walk’.
The Canal and its flora and fauna reflect the subjective state of the character as they progress through the stages of rebirth. Starting in a heavy and burdened place, moving to a moment of release, and finally arriving at a place of acceptance and ultimately a sense of oneness with one’s surroundings.
The look, feel, and sound of paper was used throughout this piece to bring the material canvas used by Kavanagh and other poets onto the canvas of this screen.