Saidhbhín Gibson

Saidhbhín Gibson | Once more with feeling and x+ | Oak, perspex, plastic | 185 x 88 x 30 cm

Encounters with the Land Art Works 2018
Presented by Carlow Arts Festival and VISUAL Carlow
6th June - 2nd September 2018

The Éigse Prize (sponsored by Hotron Ltd.) for work by a recent graduate has been presented to Saidhbhín Gibson for her work Once More with Feeling and x+

We were drawn to the apparent simplicity and formal qualities of these sculptures. The forms are technically accomplished and clearly demonstrate a mastery of sculptural skill while also containing weighty narratives about our environment and the ways that we live in the world. The use of wood and perspex is a perfect distillation of where we are today in our ecosystems as plastic pollutes every part of nature.

Orla Barry, Seán Kissane (judges)

The Irish Times, Aidan Dunne, 19th June 2018.