Niamh Barry, Vesselscape, IRE, 2017
Composed of Niamh Barry’s signature hand-formed bronze vessels, Vesselscape takes inspiration from the Iron Age, specifcally the Broighter Boat- part of a hoard of gold artifacts from the first century BC that were found in 1896 on farmland in the north of Ireland. In 2017 Barry was commissioned by the Central Bank of Ireland to create a monumental work referencing the Broighter Boat and its historical importance. Vesselscape with its hand-formed bronze vessels that emit a warm glow from hidden LEDs is the frst work of its kind made available to the public.
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: 17h x 49w x 16d inches
Materials: Hand-formed Mirror Polished Bronze, LEDs
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