Smithfield, Dublin 7.
Thanks Przemyslaw Zbieron
Artist Alan Butler (centre), Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland (right) and Sculpture Dublin Programme Director Karen Downey at the official launch of Alan’s ‘Smithfield Utah’ as part of the Dublin City Council Sculpture Dublin initiative.
Dame Street, Dublin 2.
Artist Alan Phelen at the official unveiling of the first sculpture commissioned and created as part of the Dublin City Council Sculpture Dublin initiative. Mr Phelan won a €50,000 commission for his piece called ‘RGB Sconce, Hold Your Nose’, now placed on the Daniel O’Connell Plinth outside City Hall to already some chagrin.
We’ll learn to love it.
Or will we?
Saturday: Replacing The Liberator
Magnus V free-form ash sculpture created by Irish designer, Joseph Walsh
Molesworth Street, Dublin 2
Artist Joseph Walsh‘s ‘Magnus V‘ commissioned by IPUT Real Estate for the reception of their flagship office development at number 10 Molesworth Street arrives. It was installed during the early hours of Saturday morning. The sculpture can be viewed from today by the public from the junction of South Frederick Street and Molesworth Street.
Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
The interconnected, interlocking scaffolded book sculptures of New York based artist and graphic designer Stephen Doyle, who describes them as:
“miniature monuments, testaments to the power of language and metaphors of imagination….I conjured sculptures in which the lines of text shook off the shackles of the page, leapt up, out of the book, and started conferring with their neighboring lines of text, creating an aerial network of language, turning text into synapse, circulation… I soon realized that these three-dimensional diagrams seemed to have a poetic power of their own, recontextualizing language and ideas into sculptural forms, inspired by the books themselves.”