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“A Journey of Hope” 2008

Crib Dam Pine ebonised with colour, glass and spikes

400mm x 228mm x 50mm 



“Tulip” 2011

Ebonised oak with 23c gold leaf 

150mm x 140mm





“Cone of Gold” 2008
National Museum of Ireland Collection

Ebonised and textured burr oak with 23c    gold leaf and dyed yellow spikes

132mm x 135mm




“Cone of Colour” 2008
National Museum of Ireland Collection

Burr elm with pearlescent ink and dyed spikes  

137mm x 125mm




“Crock of Gold” 2011
National Museum of Ireland Collection

Ebonised burr oak with 23c gold leaf 

175mm x 210mm



“Pierced” 2013

Burr oak with pearlescent ink 

180mm x234mm 



“P.S 2014” 2014

Bleached burr oak with 23c gold leaf 

600mm x 30mm



“Recession Proof” 2009

Burr elm with 23c gold leaf and yellow peaks

130mm x 145mm



“Grinding Water” 2013

Ekki wood with stainless steal and glass

720mm x 300mm x 220mm



 
Part of the Water Land Exhibition

Grinding Water 2013

Inspired by the engineering of the Grand Canal and the people who designed and constructed it, I visited Waterways Ireland’s maintenance depot in Tullamore to look at the store of reclaimed wood from the canals and the materials used to repair lock gates. Louis Byrne and PJ Egan explained that the wood used in the canals comes from sustainable forests from around the world. The wood is exposed to the elements and therefore must be hard wearing and durable, one of which is called Ekki. This is a slow growing wood from Africa and this piece is made from an off-cut from a large plank. Ekki is also known as ‘iron wood’ which by its very name suggests it is a hard wood and believe me it is hard!





Gráinneóg” 2007

Ebonised elm burl with dyed peaks
150mm x 320mm 







“Hewn” 2009

Ebonised holm  oak with colour  

1200mm x 230mm





Hollow Form” 2009

Burr oak textured 

130mm x215mm







“Faith and Hope” 2008  

Ebonised burr oak with 23c gold leaf wall piece 

1200mm x 850mm 





This was part of the Image of Longing exhibition in Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in NCG in 2008   
   
Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children played a significant role in my life since birth. I was born with a medical condition and spent the first 16 years of my life attending Crumlin under the watchful eye of the dedicated doctors, nurses and staff. The inspiration for my piece is Faith and Hope. A large wall sculpture made from wood, 
I have used many different elements from my current work including texturing, gold leaf and ebonizing. I hope that this piece of work will, in some small way, give Faith and Hope to sick children, their families and the staff of the hospital, as this hospital has given to many others in the past.
 
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