Chain reaction


We all think of ourselves as independent
but in reality we depend on each other in millions
if not billions, of different ways each day
Each of us depend on other people to exist either by choice
or necessity – you may not think so
but already today
you have probably grabbed on to your milkman
the bus driver/Car/bicycle manufacturer or shoe maker
a newsagent and/or a baker
Everything we eat, wear or use has been made by someone
We are ourselves of course also part of the chain
in that we also contribute something which is needed
even if it is only company for others while they work!
For example since this drawing left my pen
it has been delivered to John in Ruon Print
he sent it via the delivery man, Shay,
to a repro house where Paul made a film,
which Colin plans up
from which John makes a plate
which Sean prints beautifully
and Colin then marks, cuts and wraps perfectly
ready for collection
Add to this chain, all those who made all the materials used
and the machinery employed
Think of how many people have contributed
to printing technology alone?
This illustrates perfectly just how infinite each chain really is
and how far back through history, it stretches
If everybody, who had even the smallest contribution
towards making this print, were included,
how many links would it have?…..
How long is a piece of string?

 

©
Limited Edition Print
1/500
1999
Signed & Numbered by the artist
The words are also written on the back of the picture

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Oh happy day

Probably the most momentous event in anyone’s life
is the birth of a child
This light-hearted look at the event begins as it has to
with a couple getting together
Joy as the doctor confirms the expected date of arrival
The “Father” receiving claps on the back for his effort
his job is done
The “Mother” however has to contend with Morning sickness regular visits to the doctor to be weighed and checked
growing to alarming proportions
and being told to be patient and breathe deeply!
The final dash to the hospital with the bag that never holds everything anyway and then …………….
A baby is born
Everything else fades into insignificance
“ Oh Happy day” when it is all over and someone says
“It is a perfect little baby
Congratulations”

 

 

©
Limited Edition Print

1/500
1998
Signed & Numbered by the artist   

The words are also written on the back of the picture

 

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Long distance

Two people away from home
meet and fall in love
They spend every last moment
together
But She has to return home
alone
He is left behind
He travels home
alone
He writes her many long letters
She reads them
alone
They spend hours and hours
and hours on the telephone
But it is not enough
they both long for the day
they will meet again

©
Limite Edition Print
1/500
1998
Signed & Numbered by the artist   

The words are also written on the back of the picture

 

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Two heads are better than one

If you look beyond the obvious
Lateral thinking is fun!
Your solution to a problem
may not be anyone else’s
but if it gets the job done…..
What does it matter?
Variety is the spice of life!
……….and if you do
have to carry a long plank
then two heads are better than one!
Even if for no other reason than that:-
Each head usually comes with two arms
and a body attached!

 

©
Limited Edition Print
1/500
2005
Signed & Numbered by the artist
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There has to be an answer

Hindsight is a wonderful thing
Looking back the answer is always obvious

Man thought the world was flat
Question: What happens when you come to the edge?
Answer: The world is round

Impossible as it may seem right now
There has to be an answer –
There always is

 

 

©
Limited Edition Print
1/500
2002
Signed & Numbered by the artist
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Extreme moveover

They say clearing out your rubbish
Clears your mind
They say leaving the past behind
Opens your eyes to the future
If ‘changing rooms’
are what you long for
Then as you move to this new location
With waiting – empty – rooms!
Do not hesitate!
Get your teeth into that new Life Style!
Let hypothetical Lifts
and Tucks and Bandages
Train your mind to make the changes…..
…..by lifting the weights from your past
Then porcelain veneers
and lasic eye surgery and make-up
When applied
not to you
but to your ‘Surroundings’
Can make your move
Extreme! 

©
Limited Edition Print
1/500
2005
Signed & Numbered by the artist
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The Craic

The Craic is a bit like an Irish Coffee
you can make it anywhere in the world
but it tastes better in Ireland!
You can have fun anywhere in the world but
“The Craic!” can only be had in Ireland

Ingredients:-
A dose of Irish weather
1 good size sample of any
or all of the following 

A days Fishing
River, Coarse or Deep sea
A taste of sea air sailing our shores
or calmer inland waterways
Retail therapy in quality shops.
Crafts, Fashion and Gifts galore
Attendance at a Gaelic game
with fierce rivalry between teams!
Golf on any over 350 courses
from a Pitch & Putt to world class
Championship Links
Visit Castles, Monuments,
Flora and Fauna,
Spectacular Scenery
A bet on a horse at the races
or riding a horse yourself
Food in any number of great cafés
and restaurants along the way
1 Pub (preferably with Live music)
A pinch of local inhabitants
Mix well and then let ‘The Craic’ begin!!

©
Limited Edition Print
1/750
2010
Signed & Numbered by the artist
The words are also written on the back of the picture
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Balanced individual

Balanced individual     .

©
Limited Edition Print
1/750
2007
Signed & Numbered by the artist
The words are also written on the back of the picture
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I had it last night

Contrary to common belief
this image is about a condition
a lot of people I know, suffer from
If I had a penny for every time
I have heard “………..I had it last night”
It comes after: Where is my shirt………..
Where is my schoolbook………..
Where is my watch………..
Where is my other shoe………..
and if I did have a penny for each time
I would now be rich
instead of tired of looking!
©
Limited Edition Print
1/500
2000
Signed & Numbered by the artist
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and what did you do today Darling?

“Oh nothing special – when you left I got the children up
 – Fed, washed and dressed them, put them on the bus
 – Did the washing – Hung it out to dry – Did the ironing 
- Baked a cake – Made chocolate buns
 – Took the car to the Shopping Centre – 
Delivered my dry cleaning and collected yours
 – Did the supermarket shopping – 
Long delay at the check-out 
- Ran to the Coffee Shop – 
Late for coffee with a friend 
- put the shopping in the car – Drove home
 Brought the shopping in – put it away
 – Baked more cake – 
Got things ready for the party – set the table
 – blew up the balloons 
- I met them off the school bus
 – even including our two
 – She got nice presents 
- blew out the candles.
 – We played Pass the Parcel
 and they left after two and a half hours
 – We cleaned up the mess
 – No permanent damage
 – Did the dishes
 – Cooked dinner – Roasted chicken.
 Nothing special

And what did you do today Darling?”

“Oh just the usual – I left here – Traffic bumper to bumper all the way to the Airport – meeting in Cork – expanding again. Car into car park – Check in – Board – paperwork – Disembark – Taxi – Some calls on the mobile – Traffic heavy met Mr. Builder – Chaired the meeting – Worked thru’ lunch – Tea and sandwiches – Walked to the site – Sorted the problems. Taxi back to the Airport – Traffic not bad – Someone had lost their ticket at the check-in – Board – Paperwork and a drink – Some guy tried to use his mobile on the plane! – Disembark – Found my car – Traffic not bad – Back to the office early – Mountain of paperwork – Telephone kept ringing – finally finished – Not the last to leave the office – Quick walk to the car park – Back into traffic – Bumper to bumper and here I am – Just the usual
“And what did you do today Darling?”

 

 

 

©
Limited Edition Print
1/100
1997
Signed & Numbered by the artist
The words are also written on the back of the picture

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