Friday, 2 March 2012

Roadside Art, Tullamore, County Offaly

There are four amazing metal sculptures located on the Tullamore bypass. Funded under the percentage for arts scheme where 1% of the budget is allocated to roadside art. Sculptor Maurice Harron created the figures presenting symbols of learning and sanctity. From the north the 1st figure holds up a chalice, the 2nd a book, the 3rd a crosier and the 4th shows the release of a flock of birds representing souls. The figures are located on esker ridges that the new roadway cuts through.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

why do they look like aliens and why is there a pentagram on one of the statues?