Reconnections

reconnections

This sculpture replaced the old road bridge by a pedestrian footbridge across the Belmullet canal. Re-establishing the patterns of movement, which originally existed in the town, while creating a focal point along the canal banks.

ARTWORK

The work for Tír Sáile took the form of a footbridge spanning the Belmullet canal.

ARTIST - GEORGE TRAKAS

Born in Quebec, Canada, now lives in US. He has taught at Yale University. George has worked in various locations around the world and is inspired by the concept of making connections and he is noted for involving the public in his sculpture. Many of his projects are site-specific installations, and he describes himself as an environmental sculptor. He often recycles local materials and incorporates them into his work. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1982, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1989, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Medal for Sculpture in 1996. Emory University awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2011.

 

 

LOCATION:

At the canal on the north side of Belmullet town.