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  'Encircle' 2009
Waiting area, New Downe Hospital, Downpatrick

project detail:

materials: ceramic, bronze, yew, copper sheet, glass

techniques: bronze casting, laser cut copper, printed ceramic, cast glass, turned wood

dimensions: 3.6 x 0.9 m each

brief: Major artwork for the waiting area

commissioned by: South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

‘Encircle’ is based on the history and archaeology of the surrounding area especially the Stone Circles at Ballynoe, the circular ring forts in the area and the hoard of gold bracelets found in Co. Down.

The artwork echoes many aspects of thousands of years of habitation in Co. Down and uses drawings of artifacts in Downpatrick Museum as decoration on the ceramic pebbles which make up part of the circular design. The artwork combines traditional techniques of wood turning, lustre firing, bronze casting and smoke firing with quirky images of ancient artifacts.




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