Eleven acre land art unveiled in Belfast

The land art, entitled 'Wish', shows the face of an anonymous local girl

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Britain and Ireland’s largest land art was unveiled today at Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.

Spanning 11 acres, the artwork, by Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, is made up from 30,000 pegs, 2,000 tonnes of soil and 2,000 tonnes of sand.

Entitled Wish, the land art shows the face of an anonymous six-year-old local girl.

Rodriguez-Gerada said the land art, which was put together with the help of an army of local volunteer, is the largest he has ever produced.

He told Cuture24: “I have created work in the States and all over Europe, but this piece in Belfast has been a different experience for me.

"The people have been overwhelming in their support and belief in the concept. When I first started on this work it was only five acres, but it grew both emotionally and physically.”

The art work, which opened the Ulster Bank Festival at Queen’s, can only be viewed from the air or from neighbouring buildings.