Title: The Violin
Materials: Corten Steel
Scale: 5m high and 11.5m long
Location: N5 Bypass outside Longford Town
Artist: Alex Pentek
Description: The corten steel sculpture represents the upper portion of a giant 20m long violin as if it has been partly unearthed by the newly cut-away embankment. Using a bold, elegant, yet simple visual language this idea aims to communicate Longford’s rich musical heritage as both an expression and as part of the surrounding landscape. This alludes to the lost rural tradition of road-side Ceili and gathering at crossroads across Ireland before the present era of motorways.