Two towers forming a gateway, built from casts of Superquinn customer's hands, the shop outside which the sculpture is located (now SuperValu).
Spirit of Finglas
Sculpted by Leo Higgins
unveiled by Maureen Potter
27th November, 1991
These were not twigs from which I built my nest|
But the knuckles and joints of a thousand hands:
Nails whitened by flour, blackened by coal dust,
Fingers of schoolgirls, grandparents, husbands,
Caught in a bronze fist and then cast into flight.
My ribcage was the rafters of a thousand homes
Where I nestled in the eaves amid a maze of lights:
Each life beating like a secret in my breast.
By Dermot Bolger
- Leo Higgins (Dublin 1951),
Irish sculptor and director of Cast Bronze Foundry in Dublin
Sources & Information
Locatie (N 53°23'24" - W 6°17'54") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: ie413; Photograph: 24 June 2023
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