Fouette II, a unique handmade light sculpture, follows Fouette, the first of the artist’s critically-acclaimed suspended works. Composed of five interlocking brushed bronze rings, 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.
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: 19″ L x 92.5″ H
Medium: Polished bronze, handmade glass, LEDs
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