October 10th, 2018
Skeleton Lovers appear on the front of the pub!
The Taphouse’s current exterior artwork is an adaptation of an illustration titled “Memento Mori (the Skeleton Lovers)” by San Francisco-born, Dublin- based artist Clara Dudley.
The piece is inspired by the “Lovers of Valdaro, a pair of embracing skeletons found near Mantua, Italy, in 2007; they are estimated to be over 6,000 years old. The artist applied this imagery to develop a contemporary concept of the Lovers of Valdaro in a bed of both natural and industrial objects ranging in symbolic and cultural association.
The original piece was developed for the 2017 Halloween / Samhain season and adapted for Taphouse in October 2018. Prints are available online at her Etsy shop here and her full portfolio can be found at her website: https://www.claradudley.com
You can follow Clara on Instagram as well.