The Glass Prize 2017
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KATHERINE KELLY

Name of Work:"Temple to the agony of Lí Bhan"
Third Line:Open Glass Artists 2020

"Temple to the agony of Lí Bhan"

Inspired by the myth around the origins of the birth of Lough Neagh, this piece is part of a trilogy of sculptural pieces that depict the fate of Lí Bhan, her agony over her loss of community and her humanity. She has escaped drowning by trapping herself within an air capsule only to realise her inevitable destiny, the surrender of her human form. This work although drawn from fantasy also reflects the inner unrest that is prevalent within young people today. In this piece I have used the volatile and fluid qualities of cast glass to create turmoil to heighten the drama within this work. I have enshrined her a structural form using Irish ash associated with sacred wells which is blacked to enhance the contrast.

Type of glass used: Lead crystal cullet

Type of kiln used: Potters kiln

Ireland

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