Exhibition of Helen O’Connell Sculpture -April 23rd to May 5th 2013 - Bray, Co Wicklow

Coral Image with Exhib Detail

Exhibition of Sculpture: Carraige na Farraige

Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co.Wicklow

Wicklow based stone sculptor Helen O’Connell exhibits a body of work inspired by the sea. Using stone such as Iranian and Italian travertine, Portuguese marble and Killkenny limestone she celebrates the various ways in which powerful aquatic forces create a beautiful underwater world and ‘sculpt’ the stone they interact with. The sculptures range from recognizably maritime subjects such as corals, to more abstract studies of marine life.

‘The sculptural formations found in coastlines eroded by the sea and the panoply of organic life forms to be found underwater from radiolara to corals and seaweeds all inform these sculptures. While acknowledging mother nature as the finest sculptor, my work aims to celebrate the materiality of the stones themselves and pay homage to the ever present consolation of the sea - a repository for so many of our dreams and longings…’

This is Helen O’Connell’s second solo show. She has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions in Ireland and abroad. Her work has been collected by Bono, Anne Madden and the HSE among many private collectors. She has received Arts Council and Crafts Council awards and in 2006 was listed in Whyte’s ‘Buyers guide to Irish Art’ as ‘one to look out for’.  She works from her Wicklow studio at home and D15 studios. 

Carraige na Farraige       Helen O’Connell          www.oconnellsculpture.com 

Tuesday April 23rd – Sunday May 5th 2013 

Signal Arts Centre, 1 Albert Ave, Bray, Co. Wicklow,   01-276 2039      www.signalartscentre.ie 

Gallery opening times: 
Tue to Fri: 10-1pm & 2-5pm
Sat to Sun: 12-5pm
Closed for lunch: 1-2pm

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