© By John Keane
A housing estate with young children out playing in the street. Armed soldiers surround them and an Army land rover can be seen towards the background.
The presence of soldiers during the Troubles was a common sight particularly in housing estates to protect communities from attacks. Often they would provide a form of security around neighbourhoods that were located close to interface zones.
The title of the piece implies that the military forces acted as a ‘stone circle’ around members of the public often for protection.
Image courtesy of the artist and Flowers Gallery, London
PVA on Paper