This artist is about to create something VERY cool on Dublin's George's Quay 4 years ago

This artist is about to create something VERY cool on Dublin's George's Quay

Dublin city dwellers are about to get a sweet addition to the landscape.

If you live in the George's Quay area or pass through it on your way to work, keep your eyes peeled for a huge red squirrel, which will be appearing soon on the wall adjacent to the Workshop Gastro Pub.

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The piece is the brainchild of Portuguese artist Artur Bordalo, who has landed in Ireland this week to spend five days creating the art installation, part of his series Trash Animals.

The squirrel will be built entirely from waste items, including car parts, toys, chicken wire, old appliances and scrap metal, in similar style to other works all over the globe. Bordalo has been hitting the city's scrapyards and dumps already in search of materials.

The Dublin Inquirer reports that the Dublin City Council presentation suggests the artwork could remain in situ until September.

Image: The Dublin Inquirer
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According to Scannáin, Irish filmmakers Trevor Whelan and Rua Meegan, who have been filming Bordalo for two years, will capture the process for an Irish Film Board funded documentary, which will premiere in July.

The piece will highlight the plight of the endangered red squirrel, which has already disappeared from some Irish counties due to deforestation.