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The Boat in the Field

by Ilan Averbuch
installed 2023

New York based artist Ilan Averbuch created two intertwined images measuring 25’ tall x 20’ wide x 8’ deep. A cor-ten steel towering shelter consists of a spire roof on multiple bent long columns and a boat structure made of recycled granite, floating in midair. While the tall towering shelter connotes stability and rootedness, the boat is a symbol of transience and journeying into the unknown, beyond the horizon. Juxtaposing these two images represents stasis and kinesis, two forces vital to the human condition.

Dublin Art in Public Places
  1. Field of Corn (with Osage Orange Trees)
  2. Leatherlips
  3. Out of Bounds
  4. Recreation Center Relief Sculptures: Charting History, Community Time Capsule and Running Man Frieze (after Muybridge)
  5. Jack Nicklaus Tribute Sculpture
  6. Watch House
  7. Going, Going... Gone!
  8. Ascension
  9. One Step at a Time
  10. Narrow #5
  11. Injection
  12. Exuvia
  13. Modified Social Benches
  14. One Scene and Untitled
  15. Jaunty Hornbeam and Sanguine Standing Stone
  16. The Simulation of George M. Karrer's Workshop
  17. Playing Through
  18. Daily Chores
  19. Tree of Life, Future Tense
  20. Dublin Tunnel Mural
  21. Feather Point
  22. The Boat in the Field