The Spirit of Commerce

For this piece Irony chose to focus on the commercial themes in Ciaran Carson's many visions of Belfast and how it mirrors The Entries industrious and economic history. 

The piece evokes feelings of community prosperity. That energy and dynamism of a bustling town where there is work to be done money to be made and nice things to buy. A bright future awaits those who role up their sleeves and let the energy carry them like the wind carries the trading ships. 

The powerful central figure of the ships figurehead rising toward the sky gives a sense of elevation from the darkness of the alley bellow into a bright sky as if a city on the rise. The spray painted interpretations of ornate tile work behind, a modern take on the opulence of past booms. 

Strong shadows give a sense of space for the expensive and exotic goods that seem to rain from the sky. Ships lamps and ropes tie everything together. Guiding the way forward from the alley bellow.


Part of the Belfast Entries Project
Created on September 19, 2020
3-7 Pottingers Entry, Belfast BT1 4DR, UK
Hunted by Adam Turkington.

Marker details

Camera usedCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Date created2020-09-19T22:00:00.000Z
Marker typeartwork
CountryUnited Kingdom