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Abstract: Ellis (b.1965, Cornwall, England) studied sculpture in England and trained as a conservator. He moved to Ireland in 1994 and set up a successful conservation practice. Since 2007 he has devoted himself fulltime to making sculpture. The work, over 7 metres high, was commissioned for the Roebuck Residence buildings. It reflects Ellis’s interest in the work of the early modernist sculptor Constantin Brancusi.

In collection UCD Sculpture Trail

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three dimensional object
still image
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Medium:: Kilkenny limestone
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UCD installs one of Ireland’s largest freestanding stone sculptures.
“Figurehead” is located at the Owenstown entrance (off Fosters Avenue) to Belfield, UCD.
The UCD Sculpture Trial was devised, compiled and edited by Ms. Ruth Ferguson, Curator, UCD Newman House and Dr. Paula Murphy, UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy.
Descriptive text by Ruth Ferguson and Paula Murphy, UCD; research by Myles Campbell and Claire Lowney, Class of 2008, UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy.
A printable brochure in PDF format is available from the UCD web site.
Sculpture   linked data (lctgm)
Figurehead --University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland--ie
University College Dublin, Roebuck Student Residences

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