Penumbra refers to the area of partial illumination surrounding the darkest part of a shadow caused by an eclipse. Penumbra is composed of Niamh Barry’s signature hand-formed bronze rings that float while illuminated by LED lights under glass opal tiles. Like all works in Niamh Barry’s repertoire, this dynamic piece encourages its viewer to move around in order to explore its many forms. Her captivating work assumes vastly different shapes and levels of light depending on the angle from which it is viewed. Barry’s work highlights, both literally and figuratively, the various ways by which we may interpret light and darkness, negative and positive space, and movement.
The pictured light sculpture is the original Penumbra, 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: 53″ L x 48″ H x 36″ D
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