Files containing loose sheets of writings including faxes, draft letters, thoughts and artists statements on professional and personal matters, with related sketches, notes, correspondence, press-cuttings and images.
Index cards containing drawings, notes, and musings.
Drawing and note concerned with music and imagination with the caption ‘Gym and Doris’ with business addresses in Dublin. Note of the ‘Haline’. Further financial notes with a note on the production of graphics on the reverse. Note to go to the gym with the note ‘Gym and Doris’ on the reverse, signed. Blue pen drawing of a film negative. Thoughts on drawing with a drawing of a hare on the reverse with the caption ‘Figure Seething’.
Note on the persona of the sculptor and it’s personal cost with a drawing of a map on the reverse (21 August 98). Note on retiring with personal musings on reverse. To do lists with observational drawing of a clock tower on the reverse. Note of Eamonn Doran’s pub Temple Bar, Dublin with the note ‘I Danced’ on reverse. Observational drawings of a stork (29 August 98) with figurative drawings on the reverse.
Sketches of hares tightrope walking with a drawing of a boxing hare on the reverse with the caption ‘Sugar Ray’ [Sugar Ray Robinson]. Musing on location. Note of antiwar sentiments. Cost and contact for a helicopter ride. Drawing of sculpture reminiscent of Elephant works (24 August 98). Note on conceptual art, use of bronze and support in production. Drawings concerned with time and distance. Word play and personal musings. Note to ‘Dr J.P’ calling for a punching bag, another inviting ‘Dr Jim’ to Dublin. Note on retirement.
Note of home refurbishment for Flanagan’s Dublin home. Note to ‘Dr Robert’. Personal notes on fatherhood and retirement. Various blank editioned index cards.