Entries tagged with ‘Eilis O'connell’

2008

Stem

Stem is an example of O’Connell’s respect for untamed nature. For O’Connell, a society’s relationship to nature is synonymous with its cultural values. A society that clips its gardens is one that val…

Squareball is Inspired by a Japanese farmers’ attempts to grow cube–shaped watermelons for efficient packing. The Japanese farmers attempted to manipulate nature, in order to accommodate modern indust…

Curve to Point is a work that plays with historical and contemporary notions of formalism. The notions of opposition and consolidation are central to Curve to Point. It is an object that vacillates be…

Conetwirl is part of O'Connell's series Biomorphia. This was the most complex of all of the works produced for this series of works, whose title calls attention to the geometric construction, subverte…

The sculpture Polar Bear forms the closest links to traditional definitions of biomorphism. It slips back and forth from subjectivity to objectivity, and from abstraction to figuration. Its abstract f…

2008

Loop

O’Connell’s work is often informed by the austerity of minimalism as well as the uncomplicated shapes of ring forts from her native Ireland. Loop draws upon the simplicity and scale of these forms to …