As the exhibition in Venice draws to a close I wanted to look back on the making of my piece, Fionn, made especially for the VENICE DESIGN 18.
Fionn is the namesake of the mythical Northern Irish giant, Fionn Mac Cumhaill. Legend speaks of the giants size, strength and skill, but in particular the ability to outwit his enemies through disguise. Not dissimilar to MacCumhaill, I hoped to temporarily beguile the audience, inviting them to relook at the material by creating an elegant chandelier, using an everyday industrial material. Do you think it worked?
The chandelier has been sculpted using 650metres of Velcro disguising the heavy industrial material as a giant lighting sculpture standing over two and a half meters long and floating in the beautiful Palazzio Michel in Venice