Re: Re: National Concert Hall
A new statue of the world-renowned Irish tenor Count John McCormack was recently unveiled (2008) in the Iveagh Gardens. Created by sculptor Elizabeth O’Kane, the memorial was commissioned by the John McCormack Appreciation Trust.
A bronze statue mounted on a granite plinth, the sculpture is snugly located in a peaceful enclave adjacent to the Earlsfort Terrace entrance to the gardens. Its presentation is elegantly understated.
O’Kane’s style is clearly apparent: “Her work follows the realist tradition and is representational in content, with an overriding calmness throughout. She sculpts people, animals and birds and her sculptures are elegant and tactile. Elizabeth is especially interested in portraiture, anatomy and movement, and in capturing the sitter’s personality and expression.”