Eel Retreat

Oxford Island, Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland, 2008.

This artwork was inspired by line fishing, local stories and the fascinating life of eels. ‘Eel Retreat’ and a number of other sculptures along the cycle route, raise awareness of traditional industries which have an important place in the cultural life of Lough Neagh. The stainless steel forms suggest the sideways motion of eels as they swim through the water and move over land.