Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Irish artist supports nation's gay marriage vote with 50-foot lesbian embrace

By Sarah Cascone
Joe Caslin's mural. Photo: David Sexton.
IRELAND---As Ireland prepares for this Friday's referendum on marriage equality, artist Joe Caslin has created a powerful image in support of the law. Plastered on the exterior of Caherkinmonwee Castle in Galway, two 50-foot women embrace in a pose that evokes one of Ireland's most famous paintings, Frederic William Burton's 1864 watercolor, "Hellelil and Hildebrand, The Meeting on the Turret Stairs." [link]
Joe Caslin's mural. Photo: David Sexton.