16.10.1890 - 22.08.1922.
Handmade bust of Michael Collins.
The soldier and politician Michael Collins was shot aged 32 in an ambush during the Irish Civil War. He was pivotal to the emergence of the free Irish nation; a romantic figure who still draws crowds to his graveside at Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.
Objects around the base - The General Post Office in flames, an armoured card, a soldier, central Dublin in ruins, Kitty Kiernan (fiancé of Collins), a revolver, his hat and an Irish harp.
The etch around the base reads:
"GIVE US BACK OUR COUNTRY TO LIVE IN, TO GROW IN … TO LOVE"
Height - 14cm