I attended the 100th anniversary of the notable day in fiction, when James Joyce set the events of an ordinary day in Dublin for his characters Stephen Daedalus and Leopold Bloom, June 16, 1904. The party was in a pub where the readings and music vied for the attention of the sports-minded patrons. But when a woman in a red dress got up to read the closing soliloquy, the whole pub listened and cheered the final resounding YES.
Bloomsday At Molly Malone's
64 x 32 inches
What does it all mean? Complex and dense and word-filled, across millennia yet disturbingly current, amid conflicting images and mysterious purposes, a crowds gathers to listen. in the chaos, it is all about YES.