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The Sky Garden Liss Ard House, Skibbereen, Co Cork



The Sky Garden

While attending Tom Climent’s  exhibition at Liss Ard House, Skibbereen,  Cork,   last May 2015, I also had the opportunity to visit James Turrell’s spectacular Sky Garden which is located on the Liss Ard Estate.  James Turrell is considered to be the greatest American Landscape  Artist. 

The Sky Garden is an enormous landscaped crater that is entered through  New Grange like  tunnel .  There is a stone like bed at its centre upon which the viewer is invited to lie and view the sky.  The combination of the quiet surroundings  while reclining on the surprisingly comfortable  stone  and  gazing at the changing composition of the moving clouds creates an extraordinarily peaceful experience.  I visited the Sky Garden during the day time but I was  advised by the tour guide that its an equally  compelling experience when visited on a star studded night.



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This entry was posted on April 14, 2016 by in Places to See and tagged , .
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Mary de Blacam - Artist
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