joseph walsh studio free forms magnus celestii ash sculpture joseph walsh studio free forms magnus celestii ash sculpture
jul 04, 2014

joseph walsh studio free forms magnus celestii ash sculpture

joseph walsh free forms magnus celestii ash sculpture
all images courtesy of joseph walsh studio

 

 

 

joseph walsh has realized an all encompassing, freely spiraling ash wood sculpture titled ‘magnus celestii’ – his studio’s first work of this scale to be completed. presented at the new art centre at roche court (on now until july 6th, 2014), the site-specific piece emerges from the center of the gallery space out of a desk form, expanding outwards and upwards, wrapping around the perimeter of the room, finally resting along a side wall as a large hanging shelf. addressing the relationship between form and function, ‘magnus celestii’ continues his signature formal language, while keeping in mind the principle of being sympathetic to the materials which he employs.

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the free form ash structure starts at the ground as a desk form and finishes along the wall as a hanging shelf

 

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the all encompassing structure wraps around the perimeter of the gallery

 

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aerial view

 

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detail of the bentwood formation

 

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