Alex Pentek

Make a Wish (image taken by Jude Brown)

Make a Wish (image taken by Jude Brown)

Alex Pentek
Artwork Title: Make a Wish (image taken by Jude Brown)
Year: 200
Medium: Cast / fabricated bronze, optic fibre, LED lighting & No. 7 interior lighting elements.
Dimensions: 6m x 1.5m x1.5m
Description/Project Name/Conceptual Statement: Make a Wish was selected through open competition by a panel put together by Omagh Community House for an artwork reflecting on the IRA terrorist bombing of their building in 1998. This idea depicts a giant Dandelion placed outside the main entrance. There is also a series of seeds placed inside the building which are visible through the glass frontage and appear to be floating as if they had been scattered. I chose the Dandelion because it encapsulates the beauty and fragility of all life, its slender organic form contrasting the modernity of the building. This creates a visual link to the nearby memorial garden and, lit internally, is also visible at night.