Daily Archives: May 29, 2011

Art in the Garden 1

Last Sunday I promised to share with you some of the sculpture I saw at Art in the Garden.

Bronze with granite plinth

Orla de Brí

Orla de Brí has been working from her studio in Co Meath for the last 16 years.

Cocoon detail

She is comfortable with many materials, which include: bronze; steel; and stone.

There is a fluency in her handling of metal that suggests a particular affinity.
de Brí’s sculptures are social animals. They are quite likely to occur in groups. Within these groups the individuals interact – they observe and vie with each other and they compete. Her solitary stylised figures often commune with abstract shapes or elements from nature. Throughout her work there is always communication and interaction.

Human evolution and development are of great interest to her. How we analyse ourselves, relate to other people, and how we connect with our surroundings is always explored in de Brí’s work.

She has had six major solo shows, and has exhibited in many group shows. de Brí has completed 17 large scale site-specific public sculptures. Her work is in many public collections, including: Bank of Ireland; Aer Rianta; American Airlines; Dublin City University and Office of Public Works. She is also in many significant private collections both nationally and internationally.

Orla has pieces in many private collections both nationally and Internationally.