Double Void (2021)
Arabescato Marble Sculpture
29.5cm x 25.5cm x 29.5cm
Collection of the artist
Eilis O’Connell was born in Derry, Northern Ireland and studied sculpture at the Crawford School of Art, Cork and the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, USA. She was subsequently granted research fellowships at The British School at Rome and P.S.I. in New York.
She has represented Ireland and the UK at the Venice, Paris and São Paolo Biennales and her small sculptures were shown at the Guggenheim Museum in Venice. In 2018 her outdoor sculptures were exhibited at E1027, the home designed by Eileen Gray in Cap Martin, France. O’Connell’s work can be found in numerous high profile public locations in London (Canary Wharf, Bishopsgate, Mayfair, Kensington) and Cardiff, Newcastle, Bristol, Wolverhampton, Southampton, Milton Keynes and many locations in Ireland. Other privately commissioned works can be seen at Lismore Castle in Ireland, Chatsworth House and Antony House in England and various private gardens in France and Spain.
She is a founder director of the National Sculpture Factory in Cork, a former member of the Arts Council of Ireland, a member of Aosdána, and a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) and elected International Fellow of the Royal Society of Sculptors.
This sculpture was originally made by O’Connell in Jesmonite, later carved from a block of marble as an edition of three by skilled artisans who she works closely with in Pietrasanta, Italy.