18 October, 2018

ballina public art

Flow:  public art that can be seen on Pearse St., Ballina, Co. Mayo.
Artist - Joe Neeson
Official launch:  09June10

the original concept for ‘Flow’ was a celebration of the local salmon, acknowledging the town’s status as Salmon Capital of Ireland. The sculpture consists of two vertical forms based on the form of diving salmon. 
If interested, you can read more about it HERE


Instinct:  - cast bronze, cast glass, polished stainless steel & glass lens 2x1.2m
Located on the Ballina Riverside walk, Co Mayo
Artist - Rachel Joynthe
Official launch:  20April13

the artist’s concept for the sculpture suggests an enlarged egg and resembles a fishing float, referring to the town’s status of Salmon Capital of Ireland.



looking in the glass window, this is what I saw.  It has a kaleidoscope effect.


If interested, you can read more HERE

23 comments:

  1. Nice art work and as always very inventive.

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  2. Clever how the art makes you look twice.

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  3. Fascinating. Great photos, Bill.

    God bless.

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  4. Hi Bill.

    Funny art Bill.

    Groettie from Patricia

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  5. It is interesting stuff. My image of Europe, however, involves statues everywhere. I always regret that we don't have that kind of historical patrimony in North America.

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  6. Love the homage to the sea. The float is amazing!

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  7. I like any public art that makes me stop and think and look again, and these 2 examples are terrific.

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  8. Such different interpretations of the same theme by the two different artists. I like the form of the first one which immediately suggested diving salmon to me.

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  9. Hello Bill.
    Great pictures and beautiful artwork!
    The sculptures are very impressive and lovely shapes!
    Thank you for sharing! Enjoy your afternoon!
    Dimi...

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  10. They are both fabulous Bill, but oh my, the first sculpture is incroyable! Wonderfully flowing lines depicting the salmon disappearing under the water ✨

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  11. These are beautifully done, Bill, particularly the first sculpture.

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  12. I like the idea behind the first sculpture, wonderful.

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  13. Wow very interesting. Salmon is KING out here
    MB

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  14. I particularly like the look of the first one and love a kaleidoscope so both are winners, Bill!

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  15. Your photos are always so neat!!

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  16. Beautiful photos of amazing works of art.

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  17. Fascinating art, well captured.

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  18. I like how different each interpretation is. I wouldn't have expected such an interesting view inside the egg.

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