I just came across these intricately beautiful sculptures by Cork Artist, Nuala O’Donovan.
Hand made in porcelain, these delicate pieces are constructed from individually crafted elements, with the final form coming together over weeks or months.
Nuala completed a BA(Hons) in Three-Dimensional Design at Middlesex University in the U.K. in 1994 and studied ceramics at the Crawford College of Art and Design graduating with an MA in 2008.
Her inspiration comes from the shapes found in nature. She says;
My decision to research patterns and forms from nature stemmed from my interest in the narrative quality of irregularities in patterns. The history behind a scarred or broken surface is what fascinates me. The evidence of a response to random events visible in patterns in nature, is testament to the ability of living organisms to recover, to respond, and to continue growing and changing. It is the imperfections in the patterns caused by a unique experience that are evidence of the life force in living organisms.
Little bit annoyed, as Nuala’s incredible work was at a few exhibitions in London this year – but has now moved on. I’ll definitely be keeping my eye on her website and heading along when it returns!
(Images originally found on Artists Wanted on Facebook)