NAME: Nuala O’Donovan FROM: Cork, Ireland
PROFESSION: Artist/Sculptor/Ceramicist BUSINESS/COMPANY/PRACTICE NAME: Nuala O’Donovan
I make sculptural work based on patterns and geometry found in nature. My works explores the dynamism and functional pattern found in natural forms and experiments with the application of fractal geometry to regular pattern in order to create abstract forms.
I make my work by hand and the technique is to make hundreds of modular elements and assemble them using the principles of geometry, both regular and fractal, to guide the outcome of the forms. I would like to explore the use of new technologies in order to experiment with scale, materials and manufacturing methods.
Some familiarity with Autocad.
Qualifications and experience in architectural drawing and interior & furniture design – both studio practice and third level teaching of design.
Degree in Design in metal and glass – workshop experience in both materials.
MFA – research thesis in Irregularities in Patterns in Nature, Replication of Irregularities in ceramic forms.
My area of interest is in structural patterns, modular structures and design, the geometry of natural forms and how this influences the aesthetic perception of the made form.