Shamrock Puppy (Green)
Dimensions: 16 x 18.5 x 8″
Media: wood, epoxy, metalflake
Shamrock Puppy (Green) is a tongue-in-cheek visual pun referencing the Shamrock Poppy, a commemorative pin commissioned by the Irish Branch of the Royal British Legion to commemorate the 100th anniversary of The Great War and the 200,000 Irish soldiers who served in the British Army, and the 35,000 who gave their lives in World War I. This pin sparked controversy when worn by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland in parliament.
Walter Robinson’s works in the medium of visual metaphor. His works are language puzzles waiting to be solved in the mind of the viewer. Using wit, pun, synonym, and homonym, each piece contains multiple layers of encoded information, popular references, and personal histories. They must be taken in the context in and of themselves to be solved and resolved.