This piece of roadside art, created by the Irish artist for Duleek village, is a 4.5 metre high sculpture featuring a family of two parents and three children, happily walking hand in hand in a green meadow. "The Family”, as this statue is called, is a group of 5 stainless steel figures built according to a technique very familiar to the artist. Owing to its peculiar structure made up of hundreds of rectangular and square pieces of stainless steel put together in an irregular way, "The Family” glitters and shimmers in the sunlight and now even at night, owing to a dedicated LED lighting system embedded around the basement of the artwork.
Warmly welcomed by the population, this eye-catching piece of art, erected on the mound at the entrance of Duleek village and funded by money donated by Indaver Ireland, now looks even more spectacular. The lighting was installed and commissioned by Al Read Electrical and designed by Fantasy Lights in cooperation with GRIVEN’s design department. Inserted in a specifically developed cement board located in front of and behind the statues, a series of DUNE MK2 in cold white colour configuration with wide optics, deliver a well distributed cool shade to the five figures. Now, they stand out magnificently in the dark, shining in a pleasant contrast with the warm street lighting of the precinct.