Cian Carroll Ireland
Being a lover of nature and being out in the wild this feeds straight into my work which is evident through form, names and color palettes
At this current time, I am predominantly working in sheets of aluminium and recently I have been experimenting with sheets of copper. I first cut into the metal, then prime each side and layer up with spray paint. I use the paint to decorate the pieces in such a way that certain folds in the metal are almost dulled, contrasting with other deliberately complex folds. After drying I fold and bend the sheet metal, mainly by hand, to achieve structural and linear objects resembling flowers. One of the main concerns of my work is to give the illusion of a flower bud blossoming over time. Surface decoration and colour also play a big role in the work.