This site specific idea entitled 'Hidden Landscape' was selected for Longford City By-Pass, Ireland, and represents the upper portion (11.5m), of a giant violin as if it has been partly unearthed by the newly cut away embankment.
Using a bold, simple yet elegant visual language this idea aims to communicate Longford’s rich musical heritage as both an expression and a part of the surrounding landscape to passing motorists. This alludes to the lost rural tradition of roadside Ceili and gatherings at crossroads and platforms across Ireland before the present era of motorways.
The natural colour of the work will change according to weather conditions as it will made from cor-ten steel, helping the work to become part of the landscape.
This work is currently being made at the National Sculpture Factory, Cork, Ireland. More information can be found on notthatreal.eu/AlexPentek