Köszönöm szépen a hozzászólásokat! Üdv. Imre
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Beautiful capture! L&F! Greetings!
blending well into the landscape!
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Bella immagine e bei colori, mi piace molto, vi salutiamo cari amici e speriamo che la Anna guarisca presto. Da Gian e Rosi.. Tantissimi Auguri di Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo a te e famiglia.
This is a stone sculpture entitled "Deirbhile's Twist" which was installed as part of the Tir Saile (Land of the salty winds) Sculpture Symposium. The symposium was organised as part of the Mayo 5000 celebrations to mark 5000 years of organised social life and cultural activity as in Mayo as depicted at the Ceide Fields archaeological visitor centre near Ballycastle. The sculpture very much links in with my whole concept of honouring our ancestors who used such stone arrangements/alignments to mark the seasons. As a land art sculpture ( land art or environmental art is a major movement within sculpture). I tried to link it to the location. The stones are granite boulders and were lying around the site - I spent a couple of days searching for suitable stones. I have a long standing interest in ancient standing stone sand have visited numerous megalithic sites here in Ireland and abroad. The structure itself is a double spiral. The second spiral goes off to the south east and consists of only three standing stones - the last of which is about a quarter of a mile (600m) from the main structure. The arm of the main spiral points to the Inishkea islands. The shape of the tops of the tallest stones echo the line of the tallest mountains on Achill Island to the south. The signature stone is the one to the east with the striations (looks like lines cut into the edge of the stone). When I saw it first it was lying flat. I could not believe my luck as the lines looked like Ogham writing and added an extra dimension to the whole structure. To my mind this stone has a definite presence about it. A number of the other stones form groups related to each other based on their shapes. I put a "floor" (of flat stones) in the centre so that ceremonies and dancing could take place. When the launch of the Tir Saile work took place a bus with all the artists went around most of the works. When they arrived at Deirbhile's Twist I had musicians and the local children performed a couple of dances. The weather was fine and everything went off really well. A great start to my "ancient monument" !!! The site has now been used as a venue to mark Solstice Day. I love the idea of people gathering at Deirbhile's Twist for Solstice day. I am delighted with the way the site is signposted and the car park and picnic table are provided. I placed a "Giant'spicnic table" of my own just inside the carpark wall for those who are quick enough to spot it.