The Giants Ring

I am trying to articulate titles for my photographic works.

One of the main themes of my work and my conception of my work, in general is; to show through my work the architects of landscape, the landscape in-front of my lens.

One example is: ‘How to read a public park’:

This is a short-film of ‘the giant’s ring’ in Lisburn, N. I.

Being well kept and sculptured in such a way, as to elicit an almost aesthetic love of the place, through the central and long-established historical artifact of the Megalithic tomb shown here.

  • Why was this space preserved, even manufactured in its’ design, and by whom?
  • What influence has this site had on other public spaces, through the years, in N.I.?
  • Like architecture and other things designed, what message is this space meant to carry?

These are just some pertinent questions which have taken hold of me, because I have now photographed this site, and as such I have chosen to represent this particular interesting place through my work, in an distinct and particular aesthetic manner.

I am concerned here, to show and express a suspicion about the design of public spaces. Almost as the notion of the big society has become in-vogue in common language. I am here looking at the very fundamental ‘nature’ of public spaces and what they represent to the individual and what has been done to the notion of nature at all.


The Giant’s Ring, N. Ireland

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