Belfast Unveils Wish: AKA The Face from Space by Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada
An incredible eleven acre land art installation has been unveiled in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The piece shows the face of a little girl, anonymous said to be from the city, smiling rather enigmatically. Although the work, by Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada is formally entitled Wish, locals have already given it a new name: The Face from Space.
Wish has been months in the planning and is part of the Belfast Festival which started on 17 October and lasts for ten days. This world class piece of land art is made up of 30,000 pegs. Add to this 2,000 tonnes of soil and an equal amount of sand and you begin to realize the titanic scale of this project. All told, it covers eleven acres of Belfast’s old docklands. Although the International Space Station is yet to take any pictures of Wish, this Face from Space is a thrilling sight for visitors to the city flying in and out of George Best Belfast City Airport.
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