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A second sculpture has been unveiled at the Oliver Plunkett Street end of Cook Street Cork City as part of Island City, Cork’s Urban Sculpture Trail.
The creators of Boom Nouveau, Dublin-based collaborative practice Forerunner, say that the sculpture mimics the form of a tangible everyday urban street feature – the lamppost.
“Our initial idea for Boom Nouveau came from a dissatisfaction with how we walk through the city, heads down, rushing around, not looking up to see what’s around us,” says Forerunner.
“We wanted to reintroduce a handmade or precious element into Cork city space. We focused on a lamppost as we like making things that are useful.
“The sculpture will shine a light on the city and encourage people to explore the city architecture as they navigate their way to work or guide them home.”
Island City is a unique cultural trail of five contemporary sculptures that will be installed around Cork City this year to encourage locals and visitors to explore new areas.
The first sculpture ‘Sentinels’ was unveiled recently on Carey’s Lane.
Over the coming months, the remaining three sculptures will be installed on the Exchange Building on Princes Street, The Coal Quay, and Triskel Christchurch, where they will remain in situ for a period of five years.