The Rathfeigh Wood and Fort Living Sculpture
Scoil Náisiúnta Mhuire Naofa, Rathfeigh, Tara, Co.Meath SPRING 2010
This per cent for art scheme art project was created in collaboration with a landscape designer and the pupils of the school.
It is a living sculpture of hornbeam trees that have been pleached into a circular formation to represent Wood.
The Fort is represented in the dry stone oval seating arrangement.
There are 8 seats, one for each class and embedded within each seat is a time capsule containing each pupils written word and artwork projects in which they were asked to explore the theme ME.
The centerpiece of the sculpture is a Mosaic which I have designed and made to represent the local river Hurley.
A specific request from the school was to include a drinking fountain and this has been placed in the centre of the mosaic.
The filtered water for the fountain is sourced indirectly from the river Hurley via the river Boyne.
The Rathfeigh Wood and Fort Living Sculpture Mosaic