Price: $210.00

    Code: 1494

    Filmed over a two-year period, this video traces the creation of sculptor John Behan's "Famine Ship," a large bronze sculpture commissioned by the Irish Government in 1997 to commemorate the famine of 1845-47. We see the entire process, from artistic conception to sketches, through model-making and the casting processing in the foundry, to its unveiling at the foot of Croagh Patrick in County Mayo. We also gain a rare insight into how an artist researches his project and acquires the inspiration necessary to convey, through his work, the full horror of this historic tragedy.

    Directed by David Shaw-Smith
    1999, 27 minutes
    Purchase: $210 | Classroom Rental: $125

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