Land of Saints and Dollars

 

 

 

The post 2008 financial crisis resulted in the loss of Ireland’s economic sovereignty and independence.  These works explore that loss in the light of the struggle for Ireland’s hard-won nationhood post 1916 Rising and War of Independence.  Using cultural icons of a Celtic Revivalist nature juxtaposed with contemporary images, I contrast the ignorance, greed and narrow mindedness that resulted in Ireland's downfall, against the often romantic ideals that underpin Irish Nationalist identity.

Andrew Folan art. Irish financial crisis. legendary ireland destroyed. myth of Erin. Greedy ireland. corrupt ireland. irish bank criminals.
Printmaking contemporary art ireland. irish financial crisis. legendary ireland destroyed. myth of Erin.  corrupt ireland. irish bank criminals.
Irish Financial recovery
irish Financial Crisis
Bank manager.
Saints and Scholars
Bank rip-off Ireland
irish financial crisis. Irish art. legendary ireland destroyed. myth of Erin. Greedy ireland. corrupt ireland.  Central Bank Ireland.
irish financial crisis. legendary ireland destroyed. myth of Erin. Greedy ireland. corrupt ireland. irish bank criminals.