UNIVERSAL LINKS OF HUMAN RIGHTS BY TONY O’MALLY
I SUSPECT THAT THE PADLOCKS ARE NOT PART OF THE ORIGINAL INSTALLATION
Making a guess I would say that most people drive or walk by this without being aware that it is a sculpture which is a pity. It is known as ’Universal Links on Human Rights’ and it is a memorial in the form of a sphere of welded interlinked chains and bars. It is 260cm in diameter and it contains eternal flame powered by natural gas from Kinsale.
This sculpture was commissioned by Amnesty International in 1995. It represents the jails around the world holding prisoners of conscience.