Niamh Barry, The Sum of One and Two Light Sculpture, IRE, 2015

Niamh Barry, The Sum of One and Two Light Sculpture, IRE, 2015

Niamh Barry, The Sum of One and Two Light Sculpture, IRE, 2015

The Sum of One and Two, Niamh Barry’s newest light sculpture, is hand-made of mirror-polished stainless steel- the first work in her exceptional repertoire sculpted in this material. Composed of Barry’s signature floating hand-formed rings, the piece is made with the highest caliber of dimmable LEDs covered by beautiful glass opal tiles. The result is a sinuous, glamorous form, that takes on completely different forms and light levels depending upon the angle from which it is viewed.  

The Sum of One and Two references the simplicity of three rings interconnecting, resulting in a completed form that is greater than the sum of its parts. The pictured light sculpture is the first piece rendered in stainless steel.  A bespoke version may be made to order with custom dimensionality and finishes.   All custom pieces are available with dimmable LED lighting. 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.

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.

Todd Merrill Studio Contemporary is Niamh Barry’s sole representative outside the United Kingdom. Please do not contact Niamh directly.


51.5” L  x 27” H x 26” D



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