I was wondering what to do for this weeks challenge, and then inspiration hit me. Whilst on the Easter Egg Trail in Merrion Square Park on Saturday with the family, I came across this rather striking statue of the famous Irish writer Oscar Wilde. Wilde was quite popular with the upper classes of the time, entertaining them with his wit and conversation. However a failed libel case resulted in his homosexuality being made public followed by a prison sentence.
The statue which was commissioned by the Guinness group was sculpted by Danny Osbourne and took almost two and a half years to complete. It shows Wilde reclining on a huge granite rock as if he hadn’t a care in the world. As it happens it also faces in the direction of his former residence at no 1 Merrion square where he lived from 1855 – 1876. It is also know to be fondly referred to as the ‘Fag on the Crag’, by local Dubliner’s. The shot was taken in colour and converted to Mono in CS6, with a little vignette for good measure.
So why not head on over to Leanne Cole’s blog later on today where you can check out the rest of this weeks fantastic images.