Niamh Barry’s Whale is a unique light sculpture hand-made of mirror-polished and patinated hand-formed bronze, glass opal tiles, and powered by dimmable LEDs. Composed of her signature floating hand-formed rings, Whale is a sinuous, glamorous suspended sculpture that takes on completely new shapes and light levels depending upon the angle from which it is viewed. Inspired by movement, Barry’s light sculpture encourages the viewer’s own movement around it so as to experience the piece’s multifaceted forms.
As Barry works on a commission basis, a bespoke version may be made to order with custom dimensionality, materials such as bronze or stainless steel, and finishes.
Niamh Barry was born in 1968 in Dubin, 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 make unique conceptual furniture and light sculptures from a range of materials that has included aluminum, porcelain, linen, mirror, and acrylic as well as wood, black patinated solid hand formed bronze, mirror-polished hand-formed solid bronze and Murano glass. In her signature work, visual weight and movement are a constant theme. Barry’s work is included in many public and private collections nationally and internationally, including the Four Seasons Hotel, O2, Candy and Candy, Merrion Hotel, Shelbourne Hotel, Finchatton, and U2.
73½” x Long x 36¼” High x 33¾” Deep
Hand-formed Mirror Polished and Patinated Bronze, Opal Glass, LEDs
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