Located in Wicklow, Ireland, The Indian Sculpture Park in Victor’s Way is a creepy outdoor sculpture gallery like anything you’ve ever seen before.
Even that’s putting it lightly… it’s pretty terrifying to say the least. However, it does hold a deeper meaning, creator Victor Langheld established the park in 1989 after traveling to India in search of spiritual enlightenment.
The garden was actually built to induce self-reflection, with each statues own meaning.
Most of the park’s statues are made of black granite, and range in height from 4 feet to 16 feet.
Eight statues are dedicated to Ganesha, showing the elephant god dancing, reading, and playing musical instruments.
All the Ganesha sculptures were made in Tamil Nadu, India, and each took five craftsmen a year to make.
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Awakening or Birth of Consciousness
Awakening attempts to illustrate the purity of first experiences by showing the emergence of an infant who is first impacted by reality.
Dark Night of the ‘Soul’
A period of emptiness and despair that must first be traversed before arriving at contentment.
The Split Man
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The Split Man illustrates how the inability to dedicate yourself creatively or spiritually to one goal can result in unhappiness and depression.
The garden covers roughly 20 acres
The Ferryman’s End
The Ferryman’s End essentially represents being stuck in a rut – and the depression and sorrow that can result from this
And it takes about an hour to fully see the place
Photo credit: Daniel Dudek
For more information about the park you can check out their website here.