Niamh Barry, Counterpoise Suspended Light Sculpture, IRE, 2014
Niamh Barry’s Counterpoise features hand-raised mirror-polished and brushed solid bronze vessels floating amidst the artist’s signature hand-formed mirror-polished solid bronze rings. The bronze vessels and bronze rings work together in perfect harmony, like a pair of accomplished dancers in motion. According to Barry, “Counterpoise deals with the dynamic of balance and counterbalance expressed through the relationship between line and form. The lines flow and create movement, the forms give gravitas and solidity, both line and form in balance.”
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.
Todd Merrill Studio is Niamh Barry’s sole representative outside the United Kingdom. Please do not contact Niamh directly.
Dimensions: 6.6′ W x 4.5′ D x 6.2′ H
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