With her capacity for unhindered expression, and an ability to reproduce forms that spring from her imagination three-dimensionally, Irish artist Niamh Barry has become one of the most sought-after sculptors working in design today.
Her process is visceral, allowing her instinct to speak and her work to achieve a striking visual balance, movement, and proportion. Transcending utility, it is experienced much as it is made—with emotion rather than contemplation alone.
In this striking new video, Barry, a pioneering force in the use of bronze and LED lighting, discusses these materials, as well as her sources of inspiration, engineering process, and meticulous execution—in sum, the full rigorous studio practice with which she takes her work from conception to completion. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have.
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