Given the public nature of the work, it led to interactions with local people and visitors from other parts of Ireland and abroad. Passersby would often stop to ask what he was doing and spend some time talking about the project, the material, and how unusual it is to see artists out working directly on the street.
Nature, literature, and stories of the area also began to influence Martin’s work, which he intends on exploring further, potentially adding a new dimension to the scrim sketches.
Community workshop sessions where participants got to create their own scrim sketches were offered as part of Cruinniú na nÓg and Culture Night and were held at King House, Boyle and John McGahern Barracks, Cootehall.
A huge contribution to creativity in Roscommon in a very public and engaging way, the project has now been permanently encapsulated in a photo book.