As part of the Heritage Week 2020 events, Wicklow County Council Heritage Office and the Heritage Council commissioned Archaeological Illustrator Aoife Patterson to create a series of reconstructive watercolours of some of the National Monuments in Glendalough.
As part of this undertaking, an artists diary and sketchbook documenting the creative processes associated with creating an archaeological reconstruction of a national monument were created.
This sketchbook allows the viewer into the artist’s thought process as the picture of the monument is recreated through research, interpretation and visual understanding of the complexities associated with such artistic processes.
The artistic process associated with developing ideas and research for these reconstructions is explained in the following short film.
The completed images of Glendalough’s Gateway and Cathedral have been finished and you can see these in low resolution photographs to the right hand side.
Video created by Bailey and Blake Productions.
Glendalough Heritage Forum gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of Wicklow County Council and the Heritage Council for this project.