Enniscorthy Public Art Commission for Cherry orchard : Research

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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.

As part of my proposal for the commission I am to write a Blog as a record of how the commission is progressing, the sculpting process and the installation process.

The blog is called  http://cherryorchard2.wordpress.com/

 

Maquette for second stage submission (unfinished)

The sculpture is due to be commissioned on the 30th April 2010.

So I have been going to quarries to buy the stone, looking for some dry place to work and organise transport etc. All will be reported on the cherryorchard blog.

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Martin Lyttle is a recognised Irish stone sculptor. With a sensitivity to the local lithology of an area, Martin works only with local Irish stone from quarries or found stone. He is interested in organic shapes and forms especially those found in nature. Much of his work is hand-polished so his works are wonderful to touch and hold. His work has been selected for the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibitions and he has completed large scale public and private commissions. He is a member of FORM designmade in Carlow and the Blackstairs 9 Stones Artists Groups.

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