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No, it's not an Easter apparition. This face of Jesus in a field in Drogheda is art

The portrait covers two acres and was created using fertiliser to help bring out the image from the surrounding grass.

Jesus portrait in a field in Drogheda
Jesus portrait in a field in Drogheda
Image: Wayne Floyd/Iris Sky Systems Ltd

DO YOU SEE it? It’s only Jesus Christ’s face in a field in Drogheda.

Okay, before the pilgrims set off, this is not an apparition. An Irish artist created this artwork in Drogheda in a unique way to celebrate Easter.

The gigantic portrait of Jesus was inspired by a line in the Psalms – ‘I will remove sin as far as the East is from the West,’ said Richard Moore, the artist.

He said the eyes of the image are on a line in that is on an east west line that extends all the way from Drogheda to Croagh Patrick, an alignment which also marks the Spring and Autumn Equinox sunrise and sunset.

Two acres

The portrait, which covers approximately two acres was created using fertiliser to help bring out the image from the surrounding grass.

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Moore said that he wanted to have something ready by Easter.

“I had the permission of the local parish priest, who was very enthusiastic about the project,” he said.

The image can’t be seen from the ground, said Moore, who said he was unsure if he had scaled the image correctly. A friend who had a quadcopter took an image from the air, and to Moore’s relief he said it looked fine.

“The fertilizer still has to begin its work, it should take 10-15 days to see the proper results,” he said, adding that currently the portrait is made by brushing away the early morning dew on the grass.

Richard-Moore-resurrection-image-1 Source: Wayne Floyd/Iris Sky Systems Ltd

Richard-Moore-resurrection-image-2 Source: Wayne Floyd/Iris Sky Systems Ltd

Hat tip mythicalireland.com

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