Trillian’s dead. Broadway Junction gets a ‘Rise’

Rise by Wolfgang Buttress

Having crushed Trillian, the Oregon-based Ed Carpenter’s design selected in 2005 for the Broadway Junction Public Art Project – apparently due to the escalating cost of steel and the current economic climate’s effect on increasing costs for all raw materials – the re-launched competition for that public space was promoted in July as “opportunity for local artists..” And today the newly selected design was unveiled.. ‘Rise’, a spherical metal sculpture standing over 120 feet high designed by Wolfgang Buttress.From the BBC report

The work is described by its creator as being “a representation of a new sun rising to celebrate a new chapter in the history of Belfast”. Sculptor Wolfgang Buttress was selected after a competition involving over 40 international artists. He has produced public art pieces for cities across the UK and has exhibited his work in Japan and the USA.