The Ready Boat Pillar, a 4-metre tall granite sculpture located in the fishing village of Howth, Co. Dublin., a photo by infomatique on Flickr.
Sean O'Dwyer was born in Nenagh, County Tipperary and educated in Dublin. He studied at the National College of Art and Design, graduating in 1989 with a Higher Diploma in Art & Design. In 1990, he co-founded Artsquad, a government-sponsored initiative that enables artists to create work on behalf of Dublin-based community groups and voluntary organisations.
O'Dwyer received his first public commission in 1995 from Fingal County Council. This led to the creation of The Ready Boat Pillar, a 4-metre tall granite sculpture located in the fishing village of Howth, Co. Dublin. The piece features 12 sculpted relief panels depicting scenes from Howth's history and it was unveiled by broadcaster, Gay Byrne, in September 1996.