The Pinking on Sea was a multidimensional installation by artist Ruth Lyons, curated by Marie McPartlin and commissioned as part of the 2014 Kinsale Arts Festival.
Installed in the Kinsale harbour, a circular configuration of floating pink buoys was seen from above. The depths of the bay and submarine architecture holding the buoys in place was revealed in a projection of underwater video footage installed at the Kinsale Museum of Maritime History. The film depicted a slow journey from the seabed up through the tunnel created by the suspended chains, ascending towards a shaft of light piercing the floating circle.
Ruth Lyons creates sculptures and installations that highlight the landscape and anthropocene, and the influence that humanity exerts on the shape of the land. She is co-Director of The Good Hatchery.