Mother Nature Sculpture. This piece was funded by the UN Eradication of World Poverty Project and made with the help of the Men's Shed and the Family Resource Centre in The Battery Heights, Athlone.
Planting Heritage Apple Trees
As part of this project the Family Resource Centre became a member of Seed Savers to create sustainable links and nurture future development and education. We planted a small orchard of Heritage Irish trees, which will hopefully be cared for by the community and provide apples for years to come.
Official Un-veiling of Mother Nature Sculpture by Lord Mayor of Athlone, Cllr. Tom Farrell and Cllr. Aengus O'Rourke. The two Councillors planted Heritage Apple trees from Seed Savers along with Thomas Berry from the FRC. The school boys from St Peters School planted strawberries in this community sustainable sculpture garden.
C for Carrot
Carrot and Cucumber on the stainless steel letter C.
A for Apple
Apple and avocado on the stainless steel letter A.
Work in progress
Coloured cement is being applied to the central mosaic panel and the stainless steel letters are being fixed in position on the plates.
In 2014 in Ireland, 1 child out of every 10 lives in consistent poverty. This sculpture represents a 10 sided table with 1 empty plate. Letters of the alphabet threaded with fruit and vegetables made from polymer clay are on the other 9 plates. This suggests that education and good nutrition are key to escaping the poverty trap.