Artist and former Notre Dame student-athlete, Revere La Noue and The Original Fighting Irish, Pride and Courage have been featured in national media including ESPN and NBC Sports. This print is exhibited in a number of buildings across the University of Notre Dame campus including the Arlotta Family Stadium, Guglielmino Athletics Complex, the Joyce Center and under the Golden Dome on the first floor of the Main Building. Since its completion in 2009, The Original Fighting Irish, Pride and Courage has been shipped to homes, dorms, offices, pubs and fancaves in over 40 of the United States.
"To me, "Fighting Irish" is an ethic more than an ethnicity. Survivors of the Potato Famine, The Fighting Irish Brigade of the American Civil War, immigrant railroad crews, priests and soldiers, farmers and builders, this print tells the story of millions of people who embody the name Fighting Irish. I wanted to make a print that honored the hardworking generations of men and women that fought for the privileges I have today.
I come from a line of Ohio farmers and Indiana factory workers. Their willingness to grind towards the American dream has flooded my life with opportunities. One of those was to be a student-athlete at the University of Notre Dame.
As a team we practiced in the rain, sleet, and snow. We worked at 6 a.m. and we worked at 11p.m. We wore our colors with great pride, and, win or lose, we fought. My experience as an athlete at Notre Dame helped me understand the value of gut wrenching hard work, the true essence of team, and the tremendous power of tradition. It made me think of the generations of people who built those values and chose courage over comfort, and valor over convenience.
This print is a tribute to the generations of Americans of all ethnicities who gave spirit to the name "Fighting Irish." It is my hope that these prints will hang in the homes and workplaces of people who share these values and create a painted horizon of FIGHTING IRISH across the country."
-Revere La Noue
January 26th, 2015
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