New Generation Gallery

Bernie Hennessy

BA (Hons) Applied Art, Ceramic Glass and Textiles , Crawford College of Art and Design

New Generation Gallery

Using porcelain paper clay and merino fleece, I have found myself drawing from nature to create delicate shapes. This evolved into a series of sculptures that evoke an awareness of the fragile relationship between coral and its life-giving algae inhabitant; a relationship which can so easily be disturbed by global warming leading to coral bleaching. Combining both materials in my work enables me to enact the story of coral bleaching and in so doing, highlight the threat to this natural wonder.

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Stylophora (view 1)
Stylophora (view 2)