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Bloom's Ebbing
Bloom's Ebbing

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Bloom's Ebbing

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Bloom's Ebbing

Bloom’s Ebbing depicts the peaceful fading away of a man, Mr Bloom, at the end of his life. The sections of scorching in this piece don’t necessarily represent death but rather the gradual and inevitable deterioration of body and mind.

 

Like other works in this series this sculpture explores our relationship with personal and societal fears, seeking to find the beauty where it may not be apparent. Though the elimination of certain areas of the face may at first be shocking or upsetting the gentle smile on Mr Bloom’s face, the reclined tilt of his head and the harmonious balance of negative space intend to communicate a benevolent acceptance of his own ebbing.

Material - Spalted Beech

Inches - 6x10x18

€3,300

Injury

Injury is intentionally uncomfortable form that encapsulates one of my favourite rants.

I have noticed the growth of an increasingly litigious and fearful culture in Ireland. This “careful now” attitude seems to serve little purpose other than to voice anxiety and undermine the individual’s ability to make appropriate, informed decisions. Perhaps if we could find peace in the inevitability of pain we could focus more on living in the moment and enjoying life. Though the subject matter in this piece is uncomfortable, there is beauty in it. Could we view pain in a similar fashion?

Material - Spalted Beech

Inches - 28x8x8

€2100

Injury
Injury

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Injury

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Injury

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Injury

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Fennel Bay
Fennel Bay

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Fennel Bay
Fennel Bay

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Fennel Bay

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Fennel Bay

Fennell Bay (or Baile an Cuainin) is a rocky surf break on the south-west coast of Ireland where this representation of an interaction between body and landscape was conceived.

Every surfer and ocean swimmer knows the thrill of a foot brushing the reef or rocks thought to be far below. The dark and jagged reef (represented in scorched wood) contrasts the gentle contours of the human form, highlighting the fear and unfamiliarity that is growing between ourselves and the land we come from. 

Material - Spalted Beech

Inches - 6x6x13

€1,800

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Kelp

A continuation of the study of how it feels to come in contact with the ocean floor. In this sculpture, the kelp that wraps around one's ankle is represented by a strong hand reaching up from below. Whether the interaction is malevolent or playful is for the viewer to decide.

Material - Spalted Beech

Inches - 28x8x8

€2,800

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Kelp
Kelp

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Kelp

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Kelp

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Kelp

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Rufus
Rufus

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Rufus

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Rufus

Rufus is the name I gave to an endearingly surly ram in the field beside my studio. A handsome and sturdy animal marred by a deformed left ear.

The bust, like the ram is a dominating presence but his deformed left ear provides a perfect flaw that softens his gruff demeanor. In a world so heavily influenced by flawless computer aided manufacturing and airbrushed images we seem to have confused beautify with perfection. Rufus marks the value of imperfection.

Materials - Ash

Inches- 16x16x11

€2,200

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Smile

The first in a pair of sculptures studying the mouth and the innumerable moods it can express.

 

Materials - Spalted Beech

Inches - 9x7x17

 

€1,500

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Smile
Smile

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Smile

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Smile

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Smile

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Cry
Cry

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Cry

The second piece in a pair of sculptures exploring the expressions of the mouth.

 

Materials - Spalted Beech

Inches- 9x7x17

€,1,500

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