Niamh Barry, Walking, IRE, 2015

Niamh Barry, Walking, IRE, 2015
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Niamh Barry, Walking, IRE, 2015

Niamh Barry’s Walking is the artist’s first standing screen light sculpture within her exquisite repertoire of unique, handmade illuminated art. Barry’s work highlights, both literally and figuratively, the various ways by which we may interpret light and darkness, negative and positive space, and human movement.  Based on the traced motion of legs in motion, Walking is a visual study of movement. While depicting motion it also stimulates it, inspiring the viewer to walk around the sculpture in order to experience it from every angle. Made of hand-formed mirror-polished patinated bronze, glass opal tiles, and dimmable LEDs, Walking glistens, emitting and reflecting light across a space.

As Barry works on a commission basis, a bespoke version of Walking may be made as either a suspended or wall-mounted sculpture with custom dimensionality, materials, and finishes.

Niamh Barry was born in 1968 in Dublin, Ireland, where she still works and lives. In 1991, upon graduation from the National College of Art and Design, Barry established her studio and started to create unique conceptual furniture and light sculptures from a range of materials including aluminum, porcelain, linen, mirror, and acrylic as well as wood, black patinated hand-formed solid bronze, mirror-polished solid bronze, and Murano glass. In her signature works, visual weight and movement are constant themes. All custom pieces are available with dimmable LED lighting. Barry’s work is included in many public and private collections nationally and internationally, including the Four Seasons Hotel, O2, Candy and Candy, the Merrion Hotel, the Shelbourne Hotel, Finchatton, and U2’s own collection.

Dimensions: 133″ L x 84″ H x 40.5″ D

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