Apoapsis is inspired by astronomical theory that describes the point at which an orbiting object may be farthest away from the body around which it orbits. Apoapsis is composed of Niamh Barry’s signature hand-formed bronze rings that float while illuminated by LED lights under glass opal tiles. It assumes vastly different forms and levels of light depending on the angle from which it is viewed. Barry’s captivating work deals with the various ways we may interpret light and darkness, negative and positive space, and the movement that occurs both visually in a sculpture and in the viewer who orbits around the sculpture to experience it fully.
Niamh Barry was born in 1968 in Dublin, Ireland, where she still works and lives. In 1991, upon her graduation from the National College of Art and Design, Barry established her studio practice. Barry creates unique, limited edition light sculptures and furniture made from a wide range of materials. In her signature works, visual weight and movement are constant themes.
Since the beginning of her artistic career with Todd Merrill Studio in 2012, Barry has risen to prominence in the art and design world, becoming one of the most sought-after figures working in LED light sculptures today. Barry was profiled in Architectural Digest and Galerie Magazine and her work is included in many public and private collections in both the United States and abroad including the Four Seasons Hotel, Candy and Candy, Merrion Hotel, Shelbourne Hotel, Finchatton, the Ritz Carlton, and U2’s own collection. Most recently, Barry was the recipient of the 2017 Award for Best Lighting in Image Interiors and Living Magazine.
Custom works may be commissioned.
Dimensions: 48″ L x 48″ H x 41″ D
Medium: Brushed solid bronze, Opal Glass, LEDs
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