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Scariff Public Library
Public Art Commission
Per Cent for Art Scheme – One Stage
In 2009 Clare County Council commissioned a piece of art which is funded by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government’s ‘Percent for Art Scheme’.
Excerpts from Artists Proposal:
The mosaic surface is fractured with multiple hues and sizes of tile. The tree trunks and larger branch shapes are cut from cement board and fixed to the base board to give a low relief to the tiling.
Ceramic elements of birds and insects have been made at workshops with the transition year students at Scariff Community College
The darker patterns on the tree trunks rising from the planter match the tone of the window and doorframes leading the eye up to the softer curves above. More fracturing towards the top with lighter and brighter colour reflects the light down into the space.
The overall effect is to provide a bright calm space behind the library reflecting the natural habitat around Scariff.
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