In Memory

Pic of Day: Pictured is artist Paula Stokes in St. Patrick’s Hall, Dublin Castle where former president of Ireland Mary Robinson launched a Memento Mori, a memorial installation dedicated to the victims of the Great Hunger. The stark, simple, banquet table holds a representation of an inedible crop of 1,845 hand-blown, ghostly white, glass potatoes created by Stokes. The artistic rendering is laden with symbolism and meaning as Dublin Castle served as the center of opulence and power at a time of starvation, mass emigration and misery in the Ireland outside the Castle’s gates. Photo by Leah Farrell Photocall Ireland.

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