Our new sculpture

LUCAN EAST EDUCATE TOGETHER NATIONAL SCHOOL
PER CENT FOR ART SCULPTURE 2011
The sculpture takes its form from a Celtic spiral. LEETNS reflects ‘New Ireland’ in that it embraces and celebrates diversity. We have taken a form that is familiar and deeply rooted in Irish Culture but have given it a contemporary and unique look. The sculpture echoes and has reference to the water. Lucan lies at the confluence of the River Liffey and the River Griffeen, its tributary.
Each of the stainless steel elements is unique which reflects the Multi-Denominational aspect of the ethos of LEETNS. The 8 represent the number of years within the school.
Co-Educational is represented by the two-tone spirals.
Child Centred artists Maree Hensey and Mark Ryan worked with the children to make artworks based on the theme of the living heritage. The visual and literary information gathered from the above were used to make the surface texture of the sculpture. The artworks are placed in the base of the sculpture in a ‘time capsule’, which will act as a living record. Every child from junior infants to third class made an artwork/ which was placed in the ‘time capsule’.
Democratic The final colour of the sculpture was decided by the school community.
It was decided that the time capsules should be opened in the year 2036