Title: Gentle Harpies
Artist: Fidelma Massey
Fidelma Massey has worked in bronze and ceramic for the over 30 years and is highly skilled in her craft. She makes detailed, precise, graceful sculptures, using traditional techniques — clay and wax modelling, casting, mould-making (bronze) and hand building (ceramics). She also makes drawings and prints. Her forms are witty, often humorous, and always engage the emotions.
“I like to invent images for invisible beings. I love hybrids: beasts that are neither one thing or the other. A man who is also a bird, a woman who is a tree – deliberately ambiguous images. Hair that might be water, or branches, eggs that might hatch into birds or snakes, or anything else you can imagine…”- Fidelma Massey