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Italian Garden


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Title: Italian Garden
Artist: Benedict Byrne

Public Art Co-ordinator: Rina Whyte
Year of Installation: 2008
Location: Gallic View
Medium: Irish Limestone
Size: One piece 2.5 ft / Second piece 3ft height of each
Artist’s Statement:
The idea was to create a place and space in the Gallic View housing estate, Kill, Co.Kildare for the residents where they can relax and take pleasure and pride of place. The piece was also created to be aesthetically pleasing.

One piece is a rain induced water feature whilst the second is a resting seat.

About the artist:
Benedict is from Dublin, studied sculpture in Dún Laoghaire College of Art in the early 80’s, he then worked in the Sandyford granite quarries in County Dublin. He has exhibited bronzework, paintings, drawings and prints and has been commissioned to create large scale pieces in stone for private and public commissions all over Ireland.