Handmade

Henry Street Pub (2002)

Kenmare Gates

Kenmare Gates (2001)


These two works, Henry St Pub and Kenmare Gates depict some of the small handmade details that make Kenmare town so special. Florry Batt’s millwork storefront is well proportioned. Graceful arches frame the view. The hand made lace-like gate and painted signage complement the whole. I am glad I caught this image before the wood was painted dark green as the ironwork is less visible today.

The 15 old handmade gates I found about town are shown in the the other work Kenmare Gates. Gates define space yet let you in. These old ones are like freehand drawings hanging in the air. Walking around on the main and the back streets, I made a record of all the interesting ones. Not knowing all those whose front yards they graced, I named them by place. ┬áTop row: Montessori, Muxnaw, Park, Reen na Gross, don’t remember this one, do you recognize it?, Rock St. Second row: St Patrick’s, Cottage St, Brown’s, Garda, Jessica. Bottom Row: Shelbourne, Sheen Falls, Lodgewood, Back Alley. I wonder how many of these remain?

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Tapegeliema May 27, 2011 at 11:31 am

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