We were delighted to host the work of West Cork based artist, Andy Ra in WAS opening on Fri 9th Dec. A highly skilled wood worker, Andy is one of the finest artists working with bog timber in the country. Something of a Renaissance Man, he is also a musician, a composer and photographer. The exhibition, The Way the World Moves is a statement of artistic and philosophical intent by the artist and brought together many of his interests, with sculptural pieces, photographic prints based on natural & organic forms and a mesmerising installation of images and music, called, The Mirror of Symmetry: a combination of music, abstract paintings and film of organic forms and motion, including footage of clouds, flames, water & smoke…a meditation on natural dynamics.
The opening was performed by the doyen of West Cork wood workers, Ben Russell, whose eloquent and heart-felt speech reflected Andy’s philosophy perfectly. A packed house remained afterwards for music. The exhibition runs until the end of January 2017.