On The Nature of Things
On the Nature of Things was a public artwork for Dublin created by Katie Holten as part of Dublin Contemporary 2011. Texts were written on the streets of the city centre with hand-painted ceramic tiles. The source for the text was a found copy of On The Nature of Things, by the Epicurean poet Lucretius. Although written c. 50 B.C., the poem persuasively lays out a strikingly modern understanding of the world. Every page reflects a core scientific vision - a vision of atoms randomly moving in an infinite universe – imbued with a poet's sense of wonder. He thought we should live, not in fear of gods, but in the pursuit of pleasure.
You can find a map with the sites of the project HERE.
More info here: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.
Ceramic tiles hand painted by Nicolas Mosse Pottery, Kilkenny, Ireland.