Triumph Over Folly by Alan Clarke

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Alan Clarke

Triumph Over Folly


110 x 40 x 40 cm | 43 1/4 x 15 1/2 x 15 1/2 in


  • Honorable Mention / Sculpture

This is a small scale plaster maquette for a larger piece. Conceived to stand on an empty plinth in front of City Hall in Dublin, Ireland's capital, it is an allegorical figure of Watchfullness or Scrutiny, subduing a figure of Folly. It is meant to be symbolic of integrity in public office, and was covceived as a counterpoint to the motto of Dublin City 'Obedientia Civium Urbis Felicitas'.