Wednesday, October 25, 2017

matrimonial tree

The Matrimonial Tree
"The Matrimony Tree is based on an ancient Donegal tradition. When a couple were engaged to be married, two types of tree were planted side by side. When the lovers married, the trees were grafted together and left to grow.

The individual trees would have had their own distinctive characteristics,
but the merging of the two formed something beautiful and unique.
The Artist has used this symbolism to celebrate the unity and friendship between the twin towns of Stranorlar & Ballybofey. It is said that lovers who pass through the arch holding hands will love each other for ever!"

Info courtesy of dccpa (donegal county council public art) website



27 comments:

  1. Ha Bill, fantastisch dit kunst werk, prachtig symbool als bevestiging van de vriendschap tussen de twee steden.
    Groet kees.

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  2. Great symbolism in this unique sculpture! I love it! Great find Bill!

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  3. Hi Bill.

    Beautifully woven these two trees together.
    Nice also a real tree behind.
    Beautiful picture Bill.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  4. Nice and meaningful tradition but now a picture of two real trees Bill.

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  5. Yes.. something beautiful, unique and romantic indeed.

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  6. ...it sure makes a bold statement.

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  7. What a lovely tradition. Beautiful sculpture too. I love this post, Bill.

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  8. A sculpture that clearly celebrates entwined lives.

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  9. Now that's something unique to my experience. I love it! Perhaps you could write letters to the mayors of our cities suggesting they do something just like this?

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  10. A lovely work of art and a sweet tradition!

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  11. An unusual idea, but I like it, and the art.

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  12. A matrimonial tree! What a lovely tradition, I like it very much.

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  13. That's one of the neatest things I've ever heard of, and the tree is amazing!

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  14. Oh this is beautiful Bill.
    A wonderful work of art and a special tradition ...

    All the best Jan

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  15. I like this story and this sculpture.

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  16. This is something l'd never heard of before great symolism and meaning.

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  17. Such a beautiful tradition. Is it followed till date? The sculptor has conceptualised the tradition wonderfully too!

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  18. I have never heard about this before now.
    Great art and very very nice.

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  19. What a wonderful tradition! And what a wonderful rendition of it. A good marriage really does form something new and beautiful.

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