Obama’s visit and Twitter inspires artistic vision in Wicklow businessman
By: IrishCentral Columnists | Published Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 2:36 PM | Updated Friday, September 9, 2011, 10:23 PM
Obama’s visit to Ireland, and more importantly his famous visit to Ollie Hayes’s pub in Moneygall to enjoy a pint of Guinness, along with the thousands of people who tweeted about the President’s visit inspired a Wicklow businessman to create this piece of art.
Alan O’Flaherty who owns Fluffy Button, a personalizing and printing company in Wicklow, created a one off image of Obama made from approximately 1,000 Twitter avatars of users who tweeted on May 23rd.
O’Flaherty explained how he created the poster entitled “Is Féidir Linn” (“Yes We Can”). He said “It's made up of 1,000 photographs of people who tweeted about the visit on the day. I got the idea of making the image after seeing something similar done when Obama was first elected president.”Click here to visit the “zoomable version” of the image