The Irish Writers’ Centre, on Parnell Square, Dublin, in association with Alan Ardiff have launched a pendant inspired by a line of Seamus Heaney’s poetry.
On Wednesday the launch of the pendant was presided over by Joseph O’Connor and Laurence O’Bryan, both writers associated with the centre.
Seamus Heaney was also in attendance and read the poem Alphabets from which the line, "the letters of this alphabet were trees" was taken. The pendant itself moves kinetically, so that when the chain of the wearer moves, different parts of this line can be seen.
A spokesperson from the centre told IrishCentral that supporting the arts and artists has alway been a focus of the centre. On coming up with the concept of the pendant they said “The Irish Writers' Centre has always felt that the cross-pollination of the arts is an important factor in helping the arts to thrive. As the Centre doesn't have core funding, we are always looking for ways to help us support writers. Instead of releasing a limited edition book or running a gala night we decided to look to a different art-form to help us gain the support that we need.”
Proceeds from the limited edition Alphabets Pendant will go to support the work of the Irish Writers' Centre and in turn, contemporary Irish writing.
The pendant is retailing at €700 and can be bought directly from alanardiff.com.