This is the worst thing about my neighbourhood – maybe in all of Dublin. The water has been turned off during lockdown. It will be a great relief and silver lining of this time if it never gets turned back on again. Hideous. pic.twitter.com/RsqmOYC1Ro
Art in Blackrock, Co. Dublin; representation of contemporary Irish political talks: statues of stone trying to carry the same load in three different directions simultaneously. Such culture to consume at night for free! Thank you.
The brutalist sedimentary architecture of artist and sandcastle maestro Calvin Seibert, conjured from nothing more than sand and water, smoothed and levelled by knife, trowel and hand. Sez he:
I always start at the top and work down, taking great care to keep the horizontals level. I pretty much make things up as I go along, allowing surprises and engineering difficulties to shape the castles.
Oversized sculptures of mould-covered fruit – their encroaching fungal growth simulated with translucent precious and semi-precious stones (like malachite, opal and smoky quartz) pinned to painted foam forms by artist Kathleen Ryan.