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.

 Katie Holten  On the Nature of Things (An Object Just as Large), 2011. Ceramic tiles on the streets of Dublin, Ireland. Public Artwork for Dublin Contemporary 2011.

Katie Holten

On the Nature of Things (An Object Just as Large), 2011. Ceramic tiles on the streets of Dublin, Ireland. Public Artwork for Dublin Contemporary 2011.

 Katie Holten  On the Nature of Things (Wandering in Doubt), 2011. Ceramic tiles on the streets of Dublin, Ireland. Public Artwork for Dublin Contemporary 2011.

Katie Holten

On the Nature of Things (Wandering in Doubt), 2011. Ceramic tiles on the streets of Dublin, Ireland. Public Artwork for Dublin Contemporary 2011.

 Katie Holten  On the Nature of Things (Overcome by Violence of Delight), 2011. Ceramic tiles on the streets of Dublin, Ireland. Public Artwork for Dublin Contemporary 2011.

Katie Holten

On the Nature of Things (Overcome by Violence of Delight), 2011. Ceramic tiles on the streets of Dublin, Ireland. Public Artwork for Dublin Contemporary 2011.

 Katie Holten  On the Nature of Things (Nothing from Nothing), 2011. Ceramic tiles on the streets of Dublin, Ireland. Public Artwork for Dublin Contemporary 2011.

Katie Holten

On the Nature of Things (Nothing from Nothing), 2011. Ceramic tiles on the streets of Dublin, Ireland. Public Artwork for Dublin Contemporary 2011.

 Katie Holten  On the Nature of Things (Primal Forms of Stuff), 2011. Ceramic tiles on the streets of Dublin, Ireland. Public Artwork for Dublin Contemporary 2011.

Katie Holten

On the Nature of Things (Primal Forms of Stuff), 2011. Ceramic tiles on the streets of Dublin, Ireland. Public Artwork for Dublin Contemporary 2011.

 Katie Holten  On the Nature of Things (Onward to Secret Places), 2011. Ceramic tiles on the streets of Dublin, Ireland. Public Artwork for Dublin Contemporary 2011.

Katie Holten

On the Nature of Things (Onward to Secret Places), 2011. Ceramic tiles on the streets of Dublin, Ireland. Public Artwork for Dublin Contemporary 2011.

 Katie Holten  On the Nature of Things (No Man Feels Time), 2011. Ceramic tiles on the streets of Dublin, Ireland. Public Artwork for Dublin Contemporary 2011.   

Katie Holten

On the Nature of Things (No Man Feels Time), 2011. Ceramic tiles on the streets of Dublin, Ireland. Public Artwork for Dublin Contemporary 2011.