The proposed sculpture Bád Gréine presents a distinct contemporary landmark with a maritime character that marks Waterville's important cultural and maritime heritage as well as the region's place in Irish mythology. The 5m high sundial sculpture is a monument to prehistoric seafarers, referencing age-old skills of celestial navigation, pilotage and the knowledge of the sea.
The interactive sculpture Bád Gréine takes its inspiration not from the myth of the Milesians, but instead from seafaring and maritime culture in prehistoric times. A boat transforms into the surface of the Atlantic Ocean behind it, its prow resembles the gnomon of a large sun dial. A cold-worked bronze skin is fitted over a cantilevered stainless steel spaceframe, combining modern fabrication techniques and structural methods with prehistoric repoussé metal working.
To be installed in October 2017.
Am gaeth i m-muir, Am tond trethan, Am fuaim mara