Daily Archives: April 22, 2012

Best Night Ever

Best Night Ever ~ Bronze
~Bob Quinn

This wonderful piece has rather haunted me for quite a long time. At home in the Irish National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, it has no indication as to the artist.  Eventually after months of searching and many visits through differing seasons I have finally discovered the secret.

Bob’s work is a celebration of the drama and the nobility of the most ordinary of human activity. One young lady carries her bag while the other carries her shoes.

Born in 1948 Bob Quinn had a long career as a commercial artist, designer and as the head of a successful design and production company. He now works full time as a sculptor in Blackrock Co Dublin where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

He has pursued his love of drawing and sculpture throughout his career and has illustrated several publications and has been a regular contributor of illustrations to Independent Newspapers. His sculptures appear in private collections and gardens throughout Ireland, Britain and Europe.

Although loosely described as figurative his art is expressionist and his deep  knowledge of  anatomy allows him to abstract the human form and make the simplest of observations. His lifelong influences have been Epstein, Marini and Giacometti and painters such as Millet and Degas.

Although no artist with a camera, this last photo gives me the feeling of the euphoria bubble that surrounds the girls as they leave the party.