Turf Wind & Fire
The concept was centred on creating a dynamic sculpture that breathed life into the soul of static materials. The sculpture aimed to interact with forces of nature while remaining sympathetic to its surroundings. The work paid homage to the heritage of the land.
It was important to leave as little environmental impact as possible. Recycled materials were sourced from friends, family and donated by Bord na Móna.The sculpture incorporates industrial and organic materials blending together to create a symbolic beacon. On a breezy day the “flames” become alive, dancing and reflecting light as they spin. Copper has been used with the intention that over time it will produce a green patina symbolic of Bord na Móna’s progression into sustainable energy sources.
The materials in the base of the fire are representative of those used throughout the ages in man’s quest for heat sources. Branches, logs, turf and briquettes symbolised by steel pipes and Bog Oak.
The centrepiece is a Bog Oak sculpture that points towards the sky bringing us full cycle – a resource from the past that reaches out into a bright future.