Stunning pro-equality mural installed on 15th century Irish castle
An artist has created a special biodegradable mural of a lesbian couple on the side of one of Ireland’s historic castles.
The Republic of Ireland is set to vote on May 22 on a proposal to introduce civil same-sex marriage.
Ahead of the vote, artists across Ireland have worked on a number of murals featuring same-sex couples – with artist Joe Calin previously unveiling a mural of a male gay couple in Dublin city centre.
After the first mural received such a warm reception, he has gone even bigger with his new work – putting lesbians on the side of a 15th century tower house castle in Galway.
Mr Caslin used a special biodegradable adhesive to ensure the castle is not damaged by the artwork – which he installed with full permission from the owner.
I spent the weekend just outside Galway taking photos as @joecaslin installed this same sex dual portrait on a 15th century castle. This image is also on the cover of today’s Irish Times. #yesequality #voteyes #streetart #photography #illilustration #ireland #castle #vsco check out the full story at @thelocalsdublin www.thelocals.ie
Due to the piece’s geo-friendly nature it will be eroded over time by bad weather – but activists are hopeful it will make it through until after Friday’s vote.
The artist told the Irish Times: “The images that I wanted to show are things that are dignified… To show love, that’s essentially what it is, the equality that people should have no matter what sort of a relationship they’re in.
“I didn’t want to have the piece of the two lads up and not follow it up with a female version. I wanted to show the broader aspects of relationships.”
Watch a clip of the mural’s creation below:
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