Niamh Barry, Black Poise Suspended Light Sculpture, IRE, 2016
Niamh Barry’s latest work, Black Poise, a spectacular new monumental LED and bronze light sculpture floats effortlessly in perfect harmony of material and form. The suspended, sinuous structures are inspired by human movement and displayed so as to be experienced from every angle, igniting our own motion around them. This 7`-foot long work incorporates interlocking black patinated bronze rings with three hand-raised bronze vessels. The interiors of the vessels are finished in polished copper and illuminated by a glow of hidden dimmable LED lights. As in Barry’s celebrated earlier works, Black Poise is a feat of handcrafted metal work perfectly illuminating Barry’s mastery of balance and movement.
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 make unique conceptual furniture and light sculptures from a range of materials including aluminum, porcelain, linen, mirror, and acrylic as well as wood, black patinated solid hand formed bronze, mirror polished hand formed solid bronze, and opal glass. In her signature work, visual weight and movement are a constant theme. 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, Merrion Hotel, Shelbourne Hotel, Finchatton, and U2.
Todd Merrill Studio has published a 90-page full-color catalogue dedicated to Niamh Barry’s sculptural lighting featuring essays by Todd Merrill, Bella Neyman, and Jennifer Scanlan.
Dimensions: 88”L X 36.6”D X 35.5”H
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Hand raised mirror polished and brushed solid bronze, Hand formed mirror polished solid bronze, Magnets, LED’s
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