Sculpture through Bronze Casting

Hare on a Big Green Wave :: Bronze :: 60 x 35 x 35cm

Making a sculptural piece of work begins, for me, with building a tactile relationship with a modelling material – eg tin foil, wire, clay or wax. Without a plan, I squeeze it, bend, push it around, extend and compress it to see what forms manifest themselves instinctively. It seems the most primal form of making.



saltation [ sal-tey-shuhn ]


  1. a dancing, hopping, or leaping movement.

2. an abrupt movement or transition.

3. Geology. intermittent, leaping movement of particles of sand or gravel, as from the force of wind or running water.

4. Biology.

  1. a sudden discontinuity in a line of descent.
  2. a mutation.

Saltation : work in progress

Many thanks to the Arts Council Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon for the Agility Award which made this project possible.