The outer skin of the fish is a cladding of ceramic tiles decorated with texts and images relating to the history of Belfast. According to the Belfast City Council, each scale "tells a story about the city". Material from Tudor times to present day newspaper headlines are included along with contributions from Belfast school children. The Ulster Museum provided the primary source of historic images, while local schools/day centres located along the line of the River Farset were approached to provide drawings for the fish. Images were provided by Glenwood Primary School, St Comgalls and Everton Day Centres.
The Big Fish contains a time capsule storing information, images, and poetry on the City.
Info courtesy of Wikipedia
Beautifully made is this bill.
Groettie van Patricia.
Fantástico uma escultura de grande beleza.ReplyDelete
Uma boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
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This is a real nice piece of art. I had to open the photo to full size to see the texts and images. Very interesting.ReplyDelete
What a great sculpture, I like the tiles covering the fish.ReplyDelete
Great fish and wasn't H&W also the wharf that build the Titanic?ReplyDelete
Yes it was.Delete
A beautiful art work, and really huge!ReplyDelete
You find the most interesting things to photograph!ReplyDelete
I saw the title and thought you wrote about a fishing expedition. This fish is very creative indeed. Great idea!ReplyDelete
That amazing, I wish I could see it in person!ReplyDelete
Beautiful art work, I like it !ReplyDelete
That is simply amazing. It is a work of art, as Karl says. And not a fish you're gonna put in your pan and fry!ReplyDelete
That is very impressive and attractive. I like it.ReplyDelete
Big and impressive, Bill!ReplyDelete
Quirky! I love it. The Salmon of Knowledge...awesome!ReplyDelete
It's a great piece of artwork involving local groups & children as well as telling Belfast 's history.ReplyDelete
What an amazing piece of artwork. I love it and wish I could see it in person. Have a blessed day! DianaReplyDelete
oh that's so neat, someone's clever.ReplyDelete
I like it just as a sculpture and all of that extra info makes it even better!ReplyDelete
Mr. Kindness is very creative and talented. I LOVE the name. "The Salmon of Knowledge." Great post Bill.ReplyDelete
Now THAT'S some fisherman's story! And it didn't get away!ReplyDelete
Super big fish with an interesting story.ReplyDelete
we had fish scattered around the small communities around here. The one I saw the most was covered with flattened coin for the scales. Each Salmon had a meaning and were eventually auctioned off. What happened after that I do not know.
Gosh that's fantastic Bill. I love that it was such a meaningful community endeavour!ReplyDelete
Lovely sculpture, and thanks for the interesting read too.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
Very cool. This might be the biggest fish I know about.ReplyDelete