I was commissioned to make and present a piece to President Michael Higgins by Laois County Council.

He visited the Dunamaise Arts Centre and County Laois for the first time as President to celebrate the centre’s 13th birthday and Laois School of Musics 10th Anniversary.  It was a hand constructed double pinned gallery brooch based on the poem ‘a box of keys’ by Pat Boran.  I wanted to express the fact that music and the arts transverses boundaries of society and celebrates diversity.