Daily Archives: July 10, 2011

Happy Birthday

On Friday 10th July 2009 a baby was born, LBC was its name.  The Loose Bloggers Consortium.

There have been many changes along the way with some members retiring due to pressure of work or personal circumstances and fresh new blood coming to swell the numbers again with their thoughts and inspiration.

Over that time fifteen people have shared their bounty with us and their names are below.

If only we were a little closer on the map…..  just imagine the party with all in the one room.

Happy Second Birthday to all our LBCers, past and present!

Art In The Garden ~ 7

The Flight of the Earls was something we all learned about in history during our school days.  Today we see it depicted in Art

Flight of the Earls ~Bronze

John Behan

John Behan was born in Dublin in 1938. He studied at the N.C.A.D. Dublin, Ealing Art College, London and The Royal Academy School in Oslo, Norway. He now living and working near Galway city where he continues to vary his style of expression, John Behan is firmly established as a sculptor of international stature.   His major public commissions include Flight of Birds, Famine Ship, Tree of Liberty, Daedalus, Millennium Child, Arrival and Equality Emerging, unveiled in Galway city in November 2001.

In June 2000 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland, Galway on the same day his large commissioned sculpture, Twin Spires, was unveiled at the college.

John is a current member of Aosdána, established by The Arts Council in 1981, to honour those artists whose work has made an outstanding contribution to the arts in Ireland

A film documentary of John Behan’s work entitled ‘Famine Ship’ was broadcast in Ireland and the U.K. in 1999 and is distributed in North America by The Cinema Guild Inc. and the rest of the world by Network Television.

The poet and Nobel Laureate, Seamus Heaney has said of the artist:

“There is something psychologically salubrious about John Behan. It is as if you are encountering what the Upanishads call the ancient self, something previous to an underlying individual character, some kind of psychic bedrock.”