"Fourteen figures stand in a megalithic circle, at the centre of which is a plaque containing a copy of the Proclamation of Independence, engraved in bronze. Each figure has at its base a small plaque, engraved with the British military tribunal's verdict and sentence of death (resp. VERDICT: | guilty | death; VERDICT: | guilty | death by being | shot; VERDICT: | 1st charge: | guilty, death 2nd: not guilty). The figures are perforated with bullet holes.
The figures are limbless, but far from lifeless. Fourteen martyrs stand united in a circle, blindfolded, as they would be for execution. The disturbing nature of these figures recalls the influence of Edvard Munch on the artist; and the desire to strip away the inessential differences of face and form and depict the essential nature of a raw emotion" (after Wikipedia).
a sculpture by
Rowan Gillespie 2008
The sculptute stands solemnly across the street from the notorious Kilmainham Gaol where the proclamation scribes were executed in 1916.
Location (N 53°20'32" - W 6°18'34")
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Item Code: ie101; Photograph: 13 June 2014
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