Cairn Homes and Dublin City Council are pleased to announce the installation of a new artwork by sculptor Eileen MacDonagh in Parkside. The artwork which is sculpted in Wicklow granite is titled ‘Eyes for You’ is now installed in a new public open space within Cairn Homes Parkside Development.
The new installation is the latest addition to the landscaped development and reflects the mutual dedication of Dublin City Council and Cairn Homes to high quality place making in new neighbourhoods. The City Council and Cairn Homes approached sculptor Eileen MacDonagh to come up with a unique piece for the site, that would reflect the local heritage and work within a residential landscape.
Leslie Moore, Head of Park Services in Dublin City Council said "The location of this artwork meets the City Council’s policy to see a de-centralisation of art in the city’s open spaces so that more residents can have a greater opportunity to enjoy art."
Sculptor Eileen MacDonagh commented “When I was approached by Cairn Homes to make a sculpture for Parkside, I visited the site to look around and see if there was something from the area that would give me a starting point for the sculpture design. I found this in the name of the road ’Hole in The Wall Road’. This is what stuck in my head and eventually gave rise to the two holes in the stone. I titled it ‘Eyes For You’ because they resemble eyes looking out. The sculpture stands at 3m high and weighs 5 ton.”
"Working with a talented sculptor such as Eileen allowed us to work together to create something that would enhance the local area and give our residents something to enjoy every day."
Daibhí Mac Domhnaill, Head of Landscape and Urban Design
Speaking about his involvement in the new installation, Daibhí Mac Domhnaill, Head of Landscape and Urban Design, Cairn Homes said, “We believe that a development is not just about houses - the outdoor space is just as important. Working with a talented sculptor such as Eileen allowed us to work together to create something that would enhance the local area and give our residents something to enjoy every day. At Cairn Homes, we strive to ensure the surrounding outdoor environment surpasses both residents’ and visitors’ expectations and with this latest installation, we feel we have achieved just that.”