The Bunscoil McAuley Rice Mosaic
The Bunscoil McAuley Rice Mosaic Callan, Co. Kilkenny Jan 2014- April 2014 The brief for this commissioin was ” to create an artwork that expresses the ethos of the school and that respects and acknowledges the orders that set up the schools . The artwork should celebrate and acknowledge the coming together of these two local schools. “ In reference to the two founders and namesakes of the school I have used the design emblems of both the Christian Brothers and the Sisters of Mercy . They are harmonized and joined into the cross shape that is central to the design of the mosaic In reference to the local history of Callan ,the decoration of the four sections of the Cross are based on the celtic designs of the High Cross of King Niall Caille. The cross predominates the design and emanating from it’s centre are rays of sky and sunlight . The rays lead to a colourful border of individual flowers and vegetation. The individual flowers are metaphorical representations of the pupils of the school, past and present.
The Bunscoil McAuley Rice Mosaic
The Bunscoil McAuley Rice Mosaic
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