By David Kinane
A tower arrangement of steel and wood symbolising the industrial heritage of the bog.
Like other artists at Lough Boora Parklands, Kinane noticed the industrial bog is criss-crossed by lines of machine cuts, drains and railways. While observing this he was also drawn to the image of the Ferbane cooling towers. The towers ironically, while appearing to be all curves, are in fact made of straight lines arranged in a circle.
From the exterior the sculpture offers an open patterned lattice and the interior provides a view of the sky framed by a swirling upward movement.
The lines of the piece can be imagined to converge at this place from infinity. Organic wood and machine steel combine in it. Skill and creativity connect between art and the artisans at the Boora workshops.
The artist used the steel and wood of the railway to arrange them in a circle and build a stable, skeletal construction. Kinane referenced the industrial heritage of the cutaway bog in the choice of materials and by the form they take.
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