Niamh Barry, The Sum of One and Two Light Sculpture, IRE, 2015
The Sum of One and Two references the simplicity of three rings that intertwine, resulting in a completed form that is greater than the sum of its parts. The Sum of One and Two is a sinuous, glamorous suspended sculpture that floats like a three dimensional drawing. Composed of Niamh Barry’s signature hand-formed bronze rings, the piece features opal glass tiles covering strips of LED lights that emit a soft, warm glow. The Sum of One and Two both references movement and elicits the viewer’s own motion around the work so as to experience it from every vantage point.
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 has been profiled in Architectural Digest, Modern Magazine, Galerie Magazine, the Financial Times and was the recipient of the 2017 Award for Best Lighting in Image Interiors and Living Magazine.
In 2017 Barry was commissioned by the Central Bank of Ireland to create a monumental work referencing the Broighter Boat and its historical importance. Most recently Barry was selected by the National Museum of Ireland to create a monumental commission that will be part of the museum’s permanent collection. A survey exhibition of her work will be mounted at the museum in 2018.
Todd Merrill Studio is Niamh Barry’s sole representative in the United States.
Custom works may be commissioned.
Dimensions: 51.5” W x 27” H x 26” D
Medium: Hand-formed stainless steel, Opal Glass, LEDs
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