Market Day ~ Granite
Sculptor Barry Wrafter
A €40,000 sculpture depicts a market scene and sits in the centre of the market area in Ennis , County Clare. It involves two 7.5ft farmers haggling over the price of a 6ft granite cow.
Barry Wrafter spent 18 months sculpting the piece. ‘Market Day’ forms the latest piece of the Ennis Sculpture Initiative that has resulted in sculptures being dotted around the Clare town.
Looks like the cow is unhappy. BTW…beautiful assortment of flowers in your header.
Dianne, maybe it is near milking time. The use of the chair and the colours drew me to that corner.
Lovely header photo, and I like that sculpture.
Gigi, in my book the sculpture was oversized for the place it was in, It was different than my usual choice of bronze. I thought this header would be more welcoming as our days cool down.
its too big for my living room (
It would be too big for my house!
LOVE your new header, GM!
Nancy, since I used the photo last week, I have played with the idea of adding it to the header.
I was at many a market day around the country, loved the smells and the excitement, he captures it well.
WWW, it took a long time for this city girl to get used to living near a cattle market and a horse fair on the main street!
There is little chance of this 22-ton sculpture, blowing over in a hurricane.
I wonder why he was so e-cow-nomical on the size of the bovine?
Do you think he was milking it, Col?
It, or the Council!
The sculptor is out of work and looking for a new job!
For someone who is used to India’s market days, full of people, cattle, colour, chaos and noise, this scene is placid and tranquil.
Yes, Ramana, and the photo was taken early on a Sunday morning as the town began to surface.