New Generation Gallery

Katie Spiers

Glass, National College of Art and Design

New Generation Gallery 2019

My installation 'The Fading Call of the Curlew' aims to highlight the declining numbers of curlews in Ireland. I draw out the glass creating energetic sculptural birds. This technique mirrors the use of line drawing creating a sense of movement and time in three dimensions. The fragility of the sculptures speaks to the pressures the modern world has exerted on the dwindling numbers of birds.

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The fight by Katie Spiers
Curlew by Katie Spiers
Swallow by Katie Spiers
Golden eagle by Katie Spiers
Female form by Katie Spiers
Call of the curlew by Katie Spiers