Statues - Hither & Thither

Ireland
Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath
Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath

Grand Canal Street Lower
(Treasury Building)

Aspiration - Liberty Scaling the Heights

Rowan Gillespie
1995

Dublin - <i>Baile Átha Cliath</i> /  Aspiration - Liberty Scaling the Heights   Dublin - <i>Baile Átha Cliath</i> /  Aspiration - Liberty Scaling the Heights

Description

Fibre glass sculpture of a nude woman climbing the wall of the Treasury Building.

Inscription(s)

"ASPIRATION"
a sculpture by
rowan gillespie

Annotation

From Commemorative Practice:
The theme of Aspiration is the struggle for freedom that took place on this site (formerly Bolands Mill) in 1916. Yet it is not a conventional war memorial. A slight female figure (representing Ireland) scales the seemingly endless walls of the building. Gillespie's work, which is influenced by sculptor Henry Moore and painter Edvard Munch, can be seen throughout the city. This, one of his personal favourites, uses the experimental technique of working in foam-filled fibre glass rather than bronze.

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath / Aspiration - Liberty Scaling the Heights

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 53°20'21" W 6°14'23"

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