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Street Life

Mick Kelly & István László

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Four (and a half) lamp post have arms in different positions, so do look like human figures.

Mike Kelly how the idea developed:

From the beginning it was pretty straightforward. We walked up and down the Docklands Luas line for days studying the space, discussing ideas and searching for some kind of anchor that would fix us on one thing, in the end it was the limitations of space. There were defined 'red lines' we couldn't cross, pedestrian spaces, rail space and the power lines but we found freedom in the poles, those beautiful poles. Istvan noticed how the lights looked like figures with heads; all of a sudden we had the 'characters' we needed to express what it was we felt this place was all about: a gentrified place full of new and old – a mix of locals, newcomers and passers by.

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath - Street Life
Connolly Station: Character with his hands against his waist.
Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath - Street Life
George's Dock: Mother and son (the smaller 'child' street lamp was made especially).
Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath - Street Life
Exchange Place: Character scratching his chin.
Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath - Street Life
Mayor Square: Character with his arms crossed.


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Locatie (N 53°20'58" - W 6°14'53") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: ie396; Photograph: 23 June 2023
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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