Exhibition catalogue for Sean Lynch’s solo exhibition A blow by blow account of stonecarving in Oxford. The publication explores the oeuvre of nineteenth century stonecarvers John and James O’Shea, who carved monkeys, cats, owls and parrots on buildings in Oxford and Dublin. A photonovel tells a story about the O’Sheas and their many encounters on their travels, and associates the O’Shea’s work as being alive with diverse allegorical and associative meanings.
The artist’s research notes and documents are included alongside contributions by Stephen Burke (stonecarver, Dublin), Michael Dempsey & Logan Sisley (Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane), Ben Roberts (Modern Art Oxford), Simon Woodley (Favorite Chicken & Ribs, Essex) and Freek Wambacq (artist, Amsterdam).
Accompanying installation images record the placement of sculptures, photographs, archival material and projections in the galleries in Dublin and Oxford.