Dimensions artist profiles: Cairn Cunnane

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Name:  Cairn Cunnane

Medium:  mostly metals

03_The Perfect Man_2011_ Forged iron, found metals, H1050xW27xD45cm._$1800.jpgBackground: Artist & Blacksmith for 20 years.

How long have you been a sculptor?  20 years

Why did you start sculpting?  I fell in love with this hard tough medium and its momentary plasticity under high heat when I could forge my will.

What inspires you?  Nature, architecture, and what we are doing with both.

02_The Parrots Perch_2012_Steel, Aluminum, Found object_H2170xW75xD62_$2500.jpg 

What is your favourite sculpture?  I have many, but my favourite sculptor is Albert Paley

Which sculptures will you be exhibiting at Dimensions 2013?  1) The Parrot’s Perch, 2) The Perfect Man, and 3) At the Heart of it.

What will you be working on in the coming year?  I am working on a new exciting series of life size sculptures that are a progression of my work.

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I make one of a kind, flameworked glass beads, jewellery and sculptures. My handmade designs are heavily influenced by the art and artifacts of ancient cultures, as well as contemporary abstract art. Each of my creations is created by me in the flame of my torch before being sent off to their new owners. If you'd like to know when i post beads for sale then send me an email to join my mailing list at: evelyn@shebamakeda.com. Be sure to add my email to your address book so my messages don't end up in your spam folder.
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