Estyn, 2019

Kilkenny Blue Limestone​, on block of Kilkenny Blue Limestone.

 

Size (including plinth) -  8 ft x 18 ins x 18 ins

Estyn expresses the human desire for improvement, our hope and belief that we can aspire to anything. 

 

The figure twists and rises out of rough stone, swirling like water, towards the clouds.

 

The title is a Welsh word meaning to reach out and stretch for. The piece was developed under the guidance of Glenn Morris, a sculptor based in Wales and the early work was done in his studio near Rhulen in Wales.

The piece was inspired by the spirit of libraries as places where we are free to dream and learn from all of the knowledge and wisdom in the world. 

 

Estyn may eventually be exhibited at Roundwood House in County Laois, Ireland, not far from where the stone was originally quarried. In the meantime Kevin is looking for suitable sites willing to show the work on a semi permanent basis.