Opus represents the core of Joseph Walsh’s creative output, each piece designed to enhance the experience of those who encounter it – as it is used, moved around, touched… stimulating the senses each and every time.
The works shown within the Opus portfolio are largely one-of-a-kind pieces, created for site-specific commission or exhibition. Each of the works in the six series illustrated – Enignum, Lumenoria, Lilium, Exilumen, Eximon and Erosion – has been realised through an intuitive engagement with form, materials and making.
From the earliest pieces in the Enginum series, Joseph Walsh developed a new process for working with materials, relinquishing control for greater freedom, and unpredictability. As the materials are allowed to speak so too does the initial impulse, the delicate expression of the hand.
Light and liquidity. In the Lumenoria series, translucent liquid resin is slowly hand-cast over a free-form Enignum base in a process that is fluid and poetic. As the liquid flows and responds to the wooden form beneath, it creates a sensuous, undulating organic surface. Each piece is unique, speaking of the materials, process and a moment in time.
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