Eamonn works exclusively in bronze. His sculptures are tactile with a strong commitment to form and the juxtaposition of soft curves, planes and detailing, inviting the viewer to feel and touch their smooth surfaces.
His figurative pieces are lyrical with an emphasis on the expression of movement. He draws inspiration from the dynamic form of dancers and performers. The ballet poses are controlled, the limbs are lanquid, the clothes subtly demonstrating and emphasising the movement.
Some of his work depicts exuberant stylised dancers…with ribbons accentuating the dancers movements.
There are abstract works that are influenced by contemporary dance or taken from nature, the forms simplified and reduced to a minimum.
The colour palette ranges from the greens and blues that were a hallmark of his early works to black, gold, classical browns and pure white.
Eamonn’s work demonstrates a serious and sensuous engagement with the material from which they are crafted. He particularly enjoys the physicality of sculpture and the time-worn craft of bronze casting. Eamonn uses the ‘lost-wax’ (cire-perdue) method of casting working in close collaboration with the Bronze Art foundry. His work is held in private collections as well as in a number of public collections including University College Dublin, Blarney Castle and Leinster Rugby.
His work was the subject of a profile in the Summer 2015 edition of the Irish Arts Review (see below).
“The definition of the visual arts as a ‘sensuous engagement with materials’ is one that I value; and certainly Eamonn’s tactile approach to the making of sculpture well illustrates the veracity of that observation. His commitment to form is fully realised in his beautifully cast works in bronze”