This portrait was inspired by a tiny sketch of Leopold Bloom, scribbled by the author. i saw it in the James Joyce Museum in Trieste, Italy, and used in as a basis for this portrait. The finished piece was displayed at the Santa Fe Bloomsday event in 2016. The background is composed of paragraphs torn from the pages of a reprint of the 1922 edition, with pertinent passages from the 1961 version as well. Sharp-eyed observers will spot the Joyce sketch as well!
20 x 16 inches
The Irish Everyman, as perceived by James Joyce, is ready for a stroll down Grafton Street in downtown Dublin, although he is a little warmly dressed for mid-June. Words and thoughts swirl around him as he lives his day, concerned with his business, his wife and his place in the world.