These add something so special to the city.
Earlier this week we brought you pictures of a beautiful new Huguenot-inspired mural on Carey’s Lane. Now a second work of urban art has been revealed, turning a dull part of town into a sightseeing stop.
Muralist Curtis Hylton is putting the finishing touches on a magnificent ethereal kingfisher at the entrance to the Paul Street Car Park.
The Samer’s/@curtis_hylton painting has progressed a lot since yesterday and surely is an impressive addition to Cork city! Don’t forget to stop by and have a look yourself at Cork St. Carpark if you are around the next couple of days. pic.twitter.com/NlR82MyVFk
— The Walls Project (@wallsprojectirl) May 22, 2019
The piece is a collaboration between the Hampshire-based illustrator, Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork City Council and The Walls Project, a creative agency that specialises in commissioning public art.
A towering kingfisher depicted rising from the water in a tangle of netting, the mural is a commentary on the environmental effect of single use plastics.
— Paul McGuirk (@paulmcguirk99) May 23, 2019
We can’t think of a better way to turn Cork’s dull corners into something magical.