UNIVERSAL LINKS OF HUMAN RIGHTS BY TONY O’MALLY

UNIVERSAL LINKS OF HUMAN RIGHTS BY TONY O’MALLY

WISHING HAND

BY LINDA BRUNKER

Across from the Pro Cathedral in Dublin in the middle of the grounds of the Department Of Education stands an interesting bronze sculpture of a human hand named “The Wishing Hand” by Dublin sculptor Linda Brunker.


PHOTOGRAPHED 3 DECEMBER 2019

I assume that the padlocks are not part of the original installation.


This is located on the traffic Island at the junction of Amiens Street and Memorial Road, close to Busáras and The Customs House.

Making a guess I would say that most people drive or walk by this without being aware that it is a sculpture which is a pity. It is known as ’Universal Links on Human Rights’ and it is a memorial in the form of a sphere of welded interlinked chains and bars. It is 260cm in diameter and it contains eternal flame powered by natural gas from Kinsale.

This sculpture was commissioned by Amnesty International in 1995. It represents the jails around the world holding prisoners of conscience.

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