Artist, Jim Ricks, cleverly mashed together an ancient stone monument and a temporary inflatable structure to create The Poulnabrone Bouncy Dolmen, as well as a little social commentary on the state of contemporary Irish culture…for kids to jump on.
The Poulnabrone Bouncy Dolmen is a replica, at twice the scale, of the famous 6,000 year old megalithic portal tomb of the same name, which is located in the Burren, Co. Clare. Jim Ricks created the interactive soft sculpture with the intention of bringing a portal dolmen to Aughty, a region which has no dolmens, only wedge tombs.
Let’s face it, kids love tombs.
You can see more of Jim’s inflatable projects starting next week at The Galway Arts Festival.