Torc

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Abstract

'Torc' Sculpture, Sited in an external, but secure garden within the Shannon Clinic at Knockbracken Healthcare Park, Belfast. The sculpture measures approximately three meters in diameter and about sixty centimetres at it's highest point. It is constructed from concrete over a core of polystyrene, with a surface made from ceramic and glass mosaic, including gold glass. The work is intended as an informal bench and refers to aspects of Space and Astronomy, linking sun, moon and stars. It is intended to reflect on aspects of celestial cycles as metaphoric of our own living cycles and gravity induced moods and oppositions.The artwork was constructed in concrete and covered by glazed ceramic tiles and glass mosaic - (smalti). It was conceived as an informal bench/seat for patients in the Healthcare Park. The artwork was based on a Celestial theme with Sun, Moon, and Stars imagery. The concept for the work was aimed at bringing the thoughts of the viewer into the celestial sphere but also making reference to natural cycles as part of our existence.The majority of the tiles were specifically made for the artwork and it measures aprx 3M. in diameter.‘Arts Care’, within the Knockbracken Healthcare Park, commissioned the artwork, with funding from South & East Belfast Trust as part of their Integrated Arts Projects
LanguageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Healthcare
Belfast
Sun
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Ceramic Tiles
Astronomy
Art
Funding
Clinic
Sixties
Art Projects
Gravity
Viewer
Tiles
Mood
Imagery

Keywords

  • Sculpture
  • Public Art
  • Torc
  • Celtic Form
  • Astronomical Art
  • Mosaic
  • Glass Smalti
  • Glass Mosaic
  • Gold Mosaic
  • Garden Sculpture
  • Brian Connolly.

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Research output: Non-textual formArtefact

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