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Kildare County Council Site Specific Sculpture Number 2

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Title: "Raised Spirit" by Annette McCormack
Location: St. Patrick's Terrace, Newbridge (Beside G.A.A. Pitch)

Artist's Statement
"Raised Spirit" is a life-size bronze sculpture of a young girl with arms outstretched, releasing a dove. It stands on a three foot high granite plinth, surrounded by shrubbery. As the title suggests, this piece of sculpture celebrates the joyful raising of hearts and spirits that must have been experienced by the residents who had heretofore occupied the garrison-type flats left behind by the British army. The flats are now replaced by beautiful, bright, state-of-the-art housing, provided by the Local Authority. If this piece of artwork is a microcosm of the macrocosm that represents Newbridge, does this not augur well for the future of our town?"
Annette McCormack





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