By Maurice MacDonagh
At just over a metre high, Raised Line stands as a line in the landscape, in the same way that old peat beds have left lines over the years.
Harvested peat has inherent limitations as a material for Land Art. It is vulnerable to erosion as to be unstable, yet it is the core substance of Lough Boora. This thought led Maurice to the idea of containment – to create a container for the harvested peat within a form that derives from, and is relevant to, the landscape of Lough Boora Discovery Park.
Everything about Boora is essentially horizontal in form: the peat works, machine paths, rails, roads, even the waterways are linear. The artist used this idea to form the piece – a 100m long galvanised steel container to be filled with harvested peat. At just over a metre high it will stand as a line in the landscape, in the same way that old peat beds have left lines over the years.
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