The Sculptural Imagination of Seanie Barron

Wood, Jon ORCID: 0009-0008-3830-3150 (2022) The Sculptural Imagination of Seanie Barron. Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Limerick, Ireland. ISBN 9780995706262

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Seanie Barron roams around his native Askeaton, looking for wooden branches left in a field or ditch, or growing in a bush. He then collects and shapes them into walking sticks. In this new collection, surreal forms and shapes of Barron’s making reference wasps, salmon, snakes, ice skaters and cocktail parties, along with his own experience of dressing as An Poc Ar Buile, an animistic figure featured in street parades and folk celebrations in West Limerick. The Sculptural Imagination of Seanie Barron explores the uniqueness of Barron’s approach with an in-depth essay by curator Jon Wood, who writes, ‘Steeped in folklore, Barron’s walking sticks are neither curiosities, nor objets d’art, rather they are ritual objects. More necessary than necessities and more magisterial than luxuries, they are sculptural objects that glow and sing their mysterious songs in ways that continue to enchant and enthral.’ Co-published with South Tipperary Arts Centre on the occasion of Seanie Barron’s exhibition from 24 February to 2 April 2022.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: This book is held by UoG at FCH campus shelf no. 730.92 BAR
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Creative Practice and Theory
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2023 10:35
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2024 12:09

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