Fouette Sconces – Todd Merrill
Niamh Barry’s wall-mounted sconce follows the artist’s critically acclaimed bronze Fouette suspended light sculpture. Comprised of three intertwined mirror polished bronze loops of various sizes, it is embedded with LEDs behind hand-cut opal glass tiles. Inspired by bodies and movement, Barry’s pieces not only exude the effect of motion, but elicit the viewers’ own movement in order to fully 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 looking at the sculpture, moving around it in order to expereience its various light levels. Barry’s work highlights, both literally and figuratively, the various ways by which we can interpret light and dark, negative and positive space, and human movement.
Dimensions: 46.5″ h x 9 1/2 w x 11D in
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 make unique conceptual furniture and light sculptures from a range of materials that has included aluminum, porcelain, linen, mirror, and acrylic as well as wood, Black patinated solid hand formed bronze, Mirror polished hand formed solid bronze and Murano 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. We are Niamh Barry’s sole representative outside the United Kingdom. Please do not contact Niamh directly.We are Niamh Barry’s sole representation outside of the United Kingdom. Please do not contact Niamh directly.
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