Thursday, 16 December 2010

Plane Tree Sculpture

In December 2010 sculptor Elizabeth O'Kane's latest outdoor work, Plane Tree, was installed in the courtyard of The Incorporated Orthopaedic Hospital of Ireland, in Clontarf, Dublin. It is made of bronze and is her largest sculpture to date measuring three meters tall.

The hospital committee came up with the brief to make a Plane tree; their inspiration was that Hippocrates (460 B.C. - 366 B.C.) taught his pupils the art of medicine under a plane tree on the Island of Kos.  Six artists were invited to tender, with Elizabeth winning the competition.  It is more abstract in style than her usual work.

See more of Elizabeth's work on her website.

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