WISH, Belfast Festival 2013. Large land art project, a huge image of an anonymous 6 year old girl on an 11 acre site in Titanic Belfast

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Main image: WISH (Belfast Festival, 2013), an epic land art installation, a first for the UK and Ireland, created by internationally acclaimed artist Jorge Rodríguez–Gerada. The artwork was one of the most ambitious land art projects in the world; 18 months in the making, with one month for production, thanks to a small army of volunteers and support from local businesses. Read more