Concrete or cement sculpture is a project which to be at its best
should take a few weeks to develop and bring to completion. Although
smaller projects can be achieved in as little as one day, concrete
needs at least a few days to properly set and will need protection
from weather during this time. Raw concrete creates an interesting
enough finish which ages nicely but the sculpture can be painted
or given a mosaic covering.
The pictures below are from a project initiated by Alice McCartney
of the Ormeau Baths Gallery in Belfast with Jean Kirk and the pupils
of Drumaghliss Primary School in Crossgar. They were facilitated
by the artist Colin McGookin during Spring 2002. Click on the thumbnails
for a bigger image.