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At the begining of the summer I was informed by Wexford Co. Council Arts Department that I had won the percent for Art Commision for Cherryorchard Housing scheme. This was a great thrill for me. This is the first commission that I have won so it was tinged with slight nervousness. The letter said I had won the competition, however, it was not an offer of the commission. I had to first ensure I was tax compliant and insured and I had to agree to various conditions of Wexford Co. Council’s before the Contract could be issued and signed.

On 18th September 2009 I recieved the signed Contract. So, officially I was ready to go.

This blog is now my record of how the commission is progressing, the sculpting process and the installation process. The sculpture will be commissioned on the 30th April 2010.  I will also produce a book (mainly based on this blog) as part of the commission. Any comments are welcome especially from residents of Enniscorthy and in particular those in Cherryorchard II.

Finally, I would like to say a big thank you to Sinead Redmond and all those in the Arts Department of Wexford Co. Council.


Stone Maquette (unfinished) submitted to show general form and texture of proposed sculpture


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