By Marian O’Donnell
A series of triangles made from disused railway tracks, sleepers and steel which interact with each other by using the movements of the sun throughout the day.
This piece consists of a series of intersecting circles of different sizes on different levels. Part of it is set into the ground in a series of three ring shaped hollows, through which runs a stepped circular path, providing the viewer with a variety of platforms and differing perspectives from where the world can be viewed. A section of one circle forms a raised wall made up of a representative variety of materials, which form the bog.
The bog itself is a cycle of continuous transformation, from the death of the trees, to their metamorphosis into peat, to the cutting of turf, to the new cycle of life now beginning: the unspoiled bogs are being preserved, and the cutaway bogs are being reclaimed for agricultural and leisurely use.
The circles represent a life cycle of the bog and of the human interaction with it, while the path, with its differing perspectives, models the flow of time, which brings an ever-changing scene with it.
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