Constructed and carved from sandstone and granite slabs, the piece reflects the land structure, and expresses the rural culture which formed it over millennia.
The sculpture is located at Ballinaboy visitors’ farm and celebrates the long tradition of local sheep farming, sustained on the marshy terrain of the region. The work was constructed from Lacken sandstone, together with local granite. Each form is made up of a number of stone layers, which reflect the natural stratification of the land.
ARTIST - Niall O’Neill
Niall O Neill is an established sculptor, living and working in Wicklow. He has worked on large-scale public commissions sited around the country. He has been a Lecturer in Sculpture and Fine Art at the Dun Laoghaire Institute for Art, Design and Technology and states that, ‘In order to be relevant to its audience, a public artwork must be thematically linked to its environment. It must harmonise sculpturally, i.e. be 'in context' with its surroundings.’
On the Glenamoy/Belmullet road at Bellanaboy Bridge, take the road to Bangor, 400 yards on, before the Bridge on the West side of the road is the work.