Saturday, June 9, 2012

Belfast - Starboard By Rachel Joynt (Greggs Quay)

This 8.5 metre long ship outline is made of translucent blue cobbles surrounded by a cast iron frame. The cobbles have starfish embedded within to suggest sea and sky and are lit from underneath with fibre optic lighting.

Rachel Joynt was born in County Kerry in 1966. She has a degree in sculpture from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.

She has been involved in the creation of many public artworks in Ireland including People's Island, Dublin Millennium Sculptural Symposium, Perpetual Motion, Naas by-pass and Shoreline, Derry City Council.

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