In Praise of the Unknown Artist
This had been unseen by those in the front seats.
I was proud to see that my ‘training’ in reading the signs is eventually bearing fruit.
It appears that the ‘art’ has been done by power-hosing part of the wall to create a relief.
All in the car were well impressed.
What I thought was Eve in the Garden of Eden with the apple was interpreted elsewhere as visitors’ faces no longer being visible behind tablets and iPads. I should have spotted that.
I wondered at the time as to why the cat was censored – but the postcard revealed that it was previously painted in stars and stripes.
I received a suggestion as to some of the plaques over the doors of buildings in Dingle – signifying houses of ill-repute in times of Spanish Armada. The plaque indicated a particular speciality of the house – which helps explain the title of the street art installation with the dove in clasp of another stronger bird.
I learnt that the chicken road crossing had a cracked egg when initially painted. I think the foot prints may need some repainting as they are no longer very visible.
I was told that the Smurfette had been painted on the wall on a building but was painted over and removed rather quickly. One Sorry Smurf soon after took up residence but met a similar fate. The building owner and I obviously have different tastes.
We dined at the Blue Zone last night and there was a Smurf to greet us at the steps and another looking at me eating from the back wall of Dick Mack’s.
I have gone through the folder of Dingle street art and have included some more – but all may not be from same hand. There may be more than one Unknown in Dingle.
I think that each of these is an improvement on the streetscape – something that you might spot out of corner of your eye but something that will definitely be a discussion topic.
This tourist will be back to spot the next few installations and will be appreciative. I trust I am not alone.