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Sculpture & Bespoke pieces

how i work...

I will work closely with the client to assess exactly what is required through a site visit and detailed questionnaire. I will always look at the site and design as part of a whole system.

Sculpture can be created on commission: site specific or non site specific.

 

Site specific process:


If a client requires a site specific sculpture the process will be as the design process with the added stage of a model to clearly envisage the piece before construction.
 

Non site specific sculpture process:


As the design process with a 3D model but without the site assessment.

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THE design process...


The stages of the design process are:

 

  • Site assessment, looking at topography the flora and fauna and climatic conditions, the soils and resources, as well as the site in a historical context to the local area
     

  • A questionnaire for the client to assess the needs, functions, aesthetics and hopes for the design
     

  • Visualisation - sketches of ideas to discuss with the client
     

  • Impression - Drawing of a final idea
     

  • Design and 3D drawings
     

  • Quantifying materials, labour and time
     

  • Realisation - step by step process of construction and costs
     

  • Construction

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EXHIBITIONS & PUBLIC COMMISSIONS...

Bloom Festival, Entrance
Bloom Festival, Entrance

Copper headed Cacau Lantern.

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‘The Druid’ at Bonnane, Co Kerry
‘The Druid’ at Bonnane, Co Kerry

Commission for Kerry County Council. A collaboration with Anthony Cornforth in 2016.

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Bloom Festival, Ireland
Bloom Festival, Ireland

Copper headed Cacau lantern for Bloom entrance 2010

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Body & Soul, Ireland
Body & Soul, Ireland
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Birtley House, Surrey, UK
Birtley House, Surrey, UK

Sculpture Exhibition in 2014, 2013 & 2012. All pieces from show were sold.

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Bantry House & Gardens, Cork,  Ireland
Bantry House & Gardens, Cork, Ireland

Sculpture and Garden Installations on public display.

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The Greenhouse, London, UK
The Greenhouse, London, UK
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my philosophy...

My creative practice is about the melding of artistic disciplines and functionality, through sensory experience and subtle aesthetic narratives. It embraces science through biomimicry,  as well as history and folklore within site specific design and addresses from a positive angle our place within the natural environment and the world in which we depend on.

 

All Sculptures and Gardens are created with a message of respect for the natural environment, accompanied by solutions for us to enjoy and work symbiotically with biodiverse landscapes, and with the intention of raising awareness of the beauty of the delicate rare habitats from which inspiration for the designs are drawn. I aim to improve and restore the landscapes by careful observation of local ecology and natural systems with a view to sustainability.

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SCULPTURAL INSTALLATIONS AT
MAJOR FESTIVALS

Fusion Festival, UK
Fusion Festival, UK

Kulturkosmos Foundation, a non-profit association promoting art and culture based in Lärz, Germany. Commission for Permanent Sculpture garden installation in 2021.

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Electric Picnic, Ireland
Electric Picnic, Ireland

Commissioned Sculptural installations 2007 & 2008, Central Sculptural Installation with Garden 2009 – 2001 (featured in Hot Press)

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Body & Soul, Ireland
Body & Soul, Ireland

Commissioned Sculptural Commissions and garden installations 2010 – 2019 – Award grant for Central Sculpture and Garden Installation in Green Crafts 2010 and Collaborations with Arcadia Spectacular and Green Futures area in 2014 & 2016. Design for Installation for Glastonbury's 50th anniversary festival in 2020.

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Glastonbury, UK
Glastonbury, UK

Commissioned Sculptural Installation: Co. Westmeath, Ireland in 2010.

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T in the Park, UK
T in the Park, UK

Commissioned Sculptural installation and Garden area in 2013 & 2011 and as a Central Feature in 2012.

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The Big Chill, UK
The Big Chill, UK

Commissioned Sculpture Installation: VIP area in 2011.

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Secret Garden Party, UK
Secret Garden Party, UK

UK.Commissioned Sculpture Installation and garden area in 2012 & 2013.

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Boom Town Fair, UK
Boom Town Fair, UK

Commissioned Sculptural Installations 2012 – 2018 within ‘Latitude’ area in 2018. Design for Sculpture installation in 2020

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The Big Chill, UK
The Big Chill, UK

Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire, UK. Commissioned Sculpture Installation in 2011.

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Latitude, UK
Latitude, UK

Commissioned Sculptural Installations and garden area in 2016 & 2019. Design for Sculpture installation in 2020.

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Shambala, UK
Shambala, UK

Commissioned Sculptural Installations and garden area in 2012, 2014, 2018, & 2019. Design for Sculpture Installation in 2021.

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Camp Bestival, UK
Camp Bestival, UK

Commissioned Sculpture installations in 2010, 2012, 2013 & 2018. Design for installation for festival in 2021.

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Noisily, UK
Noisily, UK

Sculpture installation in. 2016.

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get in touch...

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ADDRESS: Milbeg, Coomhola, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland

TEL:  00 353 (0) 86 238 7069  |   hortisculpture@gmail.com