Fouette II, a unique handmade light sculpture, follows Fouette, the first of the artist’s critically-acclaimed suspended works. Comprised of five hand-formed brushed bronze rings that intertwine, the work features hand-cut glass opal tiles covering strips of LED lights. Inspired by bodies and movement, Barry’s work not only exudes the effect of movement, but elicits the viewer’s own movement in order to experience the piece from various vantage points. Fouette refers to a series of fast turns that a ballet dancer makes; accordingly, the viewer becomes a dancer in the process of observing the light sculpture. Barry’s work highlights, both literally and figuratively, the various ways we may interpret light and darkness, negative and positive space, and human movement.
The pictured sculpture is the second in the Fouette series, created within Barry’s commission-based program. A bespoke version may be made to order with custom dimensionality and finishes. Please contact [email protected] for details and pricing.
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 representation outside of the United Kingdom. Please do not contact Niamh directly.
Dimensions: 19″ L x 92.5″ H
360 View is not available for this item.