Alva Gallagher’s work involves a continuous exploration of oceanic movements and elements. She began to explore the deep sea at a young age and adores the solitude experienced in the depths of the water. She lives and works between her studio base in Ireland and Northern Canada.
I work predominantly with cast glass and bronze and am drawn to them for their unique manipulative states while molten; blowing and casting by way of lost wax technique into hand built moulds to describe oceanic movements and elements. It is my goal to challenge the parameters of these materials and to engage people to experience them as large-scale installations in new scenarios using traditional means.