WIND SCULPTURE BY EAMON O’DOHERTY [ALFIE BYRNE ROAD CLONTARF]
Eamon O’Dohery is well known in Ireland having more than 40 large public sculptures worldwide with 30 of them located throughout Ireland. To the best of my knowledge there are six pieces in Dublin including the Golden Tree at Central Bank Plaza, James Connolly Memorial at Butt bridge and the famous ‘Floozy in the Jacuzzi’.
When I saw this 1988 sculpture in 2009 it was in very poor condition and because of rust and age the parts that should move in the wind did not move at all. Since then I have paid little attention to it but today while in the area I noticed that it looked fresh and new.
I had not known that Anne McGill [a local artist] had organised to have the installation restored.NOTE: Sadly Eamon died in August 2011