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Artwork

Title Artist Date

Irish Famine Memorial

Fergus Design (Architect)

8/23/1997


 

Medium

Medium Category

Engraved Granite Stone on Granite Base Encircled by Engraved Granite Bricks and Bronze Satellite Plaques (4)

Memorial

Measurements

Unit Measure Object Height Object Width Object Depth Object Diameter
Feet

14

2

1.75

45

 
Unit Measure Base Height Base Width Base Depth Base Diameter
Feet

2

2

N/A

8

Description

Description
A large granite stone sits in the middle of a plaza paved with granite bricks engraved with the names of Irish descendents. The plaza is encircled by 32 granite blocks representing the original counties in Ireland. The inscription on the center stone is written in Gaelic and reads: "If these were to keep silent the very stones would cry out, Luke 19:40." The inscription surrounding the stone reads: "Our hearts are with them in the earth, and they with us within our hearts. Now we together, live forever. We are the harvest of the blight, let us not fall our seed." The bronze plaques surrounding the site describe the history of the memorial, its design, the Irish Famine, and the Irish immigrant experience in Buffalo.
 

Biographical Info.

Bio.
No information is available at present.





 

Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
 Erie Basin Marina near restaurant and
office complex
Display June 2004 Yes

Conservation/Preservation History

Treatment Performed by Date Completed Previous Object Condition New Object Condition Previous Base Condition New Base Condition Current Record
N/A
 
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Condition Survey History

Surveyed By Purpose Date Completed Object Condition Base Condition Current Record
Hamilton, Houston, Lownie Architects, LLC
 
Buffalo Arts Commission General Condition Survey July 2004 Good Good Yes