Niamh Barry, Penumbra, IRE, 2013

Niamh Barry, Penumbra, IRE, 2013

Niamh Barry, Penumbra, IRE, 2013

Penumbra refers to the area of a partial illumination surrounding the darkest part of a shadow caused by an eclipse. Like all works of Niamh Barry’s repertoire, this dynamic piece encourages its viewer to move around it in order to explore its many compositions.Penumbra is composed of Niamh Barry’s signature hand-formed solid bronze rings that float while illuminated with glass opal tiled covered LEDs. What renders Barry’s work so captivating is that it takes on such different forms and light levels depending on the angle from which it is viewed. Her work highlights, both literally and figuratively, the various ways by which we can interpret light and dark, negative and positive space.

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 Dubin, 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 representation outside of the United Kingdom. Please do not contact Niamh directly.

Dimensions: 1360mm Long x 1220mm High x 960mm Deep (4.5′ L x 4″ H x 3″ D)

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