This project entitled Mimesis is a response to classical poetry through the medium of photography. Poetry isn’t a form of art that brings as much widespread interest as music, film or stories, hence it has somewhat been neglected by design. I chose poems that were based on stories of the doomed lives of three classical tale heroines : Ophelia, Psyche and the Lady of Shalott. They are all from different times and places, but are united in their fates and the fact that they were inspirations for Pre-Raphaelite artists.
To formulate my visual response to those poems, I based my photography on Pre-Raphaelite art and re interpreted it in a contemporary manner, using photo manipulation.By displaying the photographs in separate booklets, I aim to help people engage with the timeless nature of classical poesy.
Shrines & Ceremonies
EP designed for acclaimed music due Twin Headed Wolf.
The typography for the front cover was hand made using obejects that they use as instruments and to make their music.
Other Places is Jean's first collection of poems moves between the locations of Dublin, Oslo and The Pine Ridge indian reservation in South Dakota. The photograph I created featuring on the cover is a textured medley of these places.
'Other Places' was shortlisted for the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award