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My work has always possessed the desire to capture the expressive capacity of the medium. Not an exploration of form more really what makes it form. Every blacksmith will tell you heating steel gives it an elacticity you can bend twist you can even melt parts of it so you can join bits together. It is an incredibly adaptable material. However Its a material that all it really wants to do is to return to the earth as iron ore. We endeavour to not let it. My sculpture has endeavoured to push the medium to its absolute extremities, melting and burning it then bringing it back together, going beyond standard blacksmithing practices to see how I could make the medium resemble more like the material it wants to become naturally without actually being it and without losing its usfullness.

 

I placed this technique/style within natural forms; forms that we would recognize their natural life cycle. Fruits, Animals, Trees, even personal stories from my own life cycle.

I also have a natural cycle with my work, I'm not a machine and I cant naturally repeat the same process over and over again. So I evolve as my work evolves.

Eamonn June 2015

Rottweiler "Jack"
Rottweiler "Jack"
rotweiller "Jack"
rotweiller "Jack"
Autumn Landscape No.3
Autumn Landscape No.3
Big Lollipopped Tree
Big Lollipopped Tree
Eochu's Horse
Eochu's Horse
Eochu's Horse
Eochu's Horse
To Long on the Silo
To Long on the Silo
Blasted Apple No.1
Blasted Apple No.1
Big Lollipopped Tree
Big Lollipopped Tree
Fairy Tree No.5
Fairy Tree No.5
Blasted Apple No.1
Blasted Apple No.1
Eochu's Horse
Eochu's Horse
To Long on the Silo
To Long on the Silo
Big Lollipopped Tree
Big Lollipopped Tree
Empty Inside
Empty Inside
Blasted Apple No.2
Blasted Apple No.2
Autumn Landscape No.3
Autumn Landscape No.3
Bloody Birds
Bloody Birds
Up By Midgey Corner
Up By Midgey Corner
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Sculpture 2014

2013 saw the evolution of new smaller range. I find joy in the the frozen energy I capture during the manipulation of molten metals. 2014 has seen steps into patination, which I hope will demonstrate the diversity of my range of work further.

 

Eamonn, March 2014

Sculpture 2013

At the time of publishing this website, my focus was on down-scaling my work, simplifying the form and allowing the colours and textures to truly take centre stage. I'm excited about the further exploration of the medium's dexterity throughout the remainder of the year.

Eamonn May 2013

Scruffy Golden Delicious
Scruffy Golden Delicious

15cm X 15cm X 15cm, Electrolysis Painted, with Deconstructed Steel and Copper

Scruffy Fluffy Cloud
Scruffy Fluffy Cloud

Mild steel, Zinc Plated with Oxidization

Autumn Landscape No.2
Autumn Landscape No.2

Mild Steel, Zinc Plated and Oxidized

Wee Fairy Tree
Wee Fairy Tree

Aluminium, Mild Steel And Copper, with Zinc Plaiting and Oxidization

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Lollipopped Tree No.2 - £395.jpg
Lollipopped Tree No.2 - £395.jpg
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Autumn Landscape No.1.jpg
Autumn Landscape No.1.jpg
Kinda Scuffy Apple No.2
Kinda Scuffy Apple No.2

15cm X 15cm X 15cm

Wee Whatever Fruit No.5
Wee Whatever Fruit No.5

10cm X 10cm X 12cm Electrolysis Painted, with Deconstructed Steel and Copper

Weeish Whatever Fruit
Weeish Whatever Fruit

15cm X 10cm X 10cm. Electrolysis Painted, with Deconstructed Steel and Copper

Another Wee Apple
Another Wee Apple

13cm X 13cm X 13cm

Wharever Fruit No.2
Wharever Fruit No.2

16cm X 16cm X 16cm

Pear Shaped Basket Weavy Object
Pear Shaped Basket Weavy Object

23cm X17cm X 15cm

Wee Apple No.1
Wee Apple No.1

14cm X 14cm X 14cm

Totey Wee Whatever Fruit No,1
Totey Wee Whatever Fruit No,1

8cm X 6cm X 6cm

Crown of Silage
Crown of Silage

22cm X 22cm 8cm

Kinda Scruffy Apple No.2
Kinda Scruffy Apple No.2

12cm X 13cm X 12cm

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