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Van Gogh’s Ear

Next Monday will mark Vincent Van Gogh’s 162nd birthday. Considered now to be one of the most important painters within the post-impressionist movement, Van Gogh’s work has influenced generations of artists. While it would be a stretch to find connections in style between Van Gogh...

Construction Update Week #31

Based on current projections, we are now past the halfway point in construction at 500 Capp Street. With the foundation complete and essentials such as plumbing going into place, our team is now preparing to begin the second phase of restoration and conservation. This restoration...

Skellig Michael (Blog #30)

With Saint Patrick’s Day approaching, we decided to revisit the catalogs and images from David Ireland’s formative 1993 trip to Skellig Michael. Skellig Michael, or Great Skellig, is the larger of two remote Skellig Islands off the southern coast of Ireland. While surrounded in folklore,...

Construction Update Week #29

With the new structurally stabilizing foundation nearly complete, the construction crews from Oliver & Company and Add-A-Garage are beginning work on other elements of the house. Plumbing for the basement is going into place and the footings for the terrace stairs are being dug. During...

The Elements of 500 Capp Street (Blog #28)

In last week’s blog, we touched on the importance of exploration and travel in David Ireland’s work at 500 Capp Street. Right after finishing graduate school, and shortly before purchasing 500 Capp Street, Ireland traveled to Asia with friends. This time abroad had a deep...

The Influences of Travel & Adventure (Blog #27)

For the past 6 months, this blog has focused on David Ireland, the house at 500 Capp Street, and the transformation the house is currently undergoing. This week will be a departure. The work at 500 Capp Street and the works created from its materials were...