Emmet Kane | "Súl Cirrus" (Cirrus Eye)

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Emmet Kane |  Súl Cirrus   (Cirrus Eye)
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Emmet Kane
Castledermot, County Kildare, Ireland

"Súl Cirrus" (Cirrus Eye)
Irish oak, colour, 23.5K gold leaf
26 x 26 x 0.5 inches | 66.04 x 66.04 x 1.27 cm

This piece is inspired from Cirrus clouds and the Súl which is the gaelic word for eye. Cirrus clouds are genus of atmospheric cloud generally characterized by thin, wispy strands, giving the type its name from the Latin word cirrus, meaning a ringlet or curling lock of hair. These thin wispy strands are seen in the piece through the medullary rays in the oak which are highlighted with the use of colour, The colour draws your eye in to the center of the piece which is gilded with 23.5 c gold leaf.

About the Artist:
Emmet was born and raised in Castledermot, Co. Kildare. He comes from five generations of Master Craftsmen. Self-taught, Kane creates thin-walled hollow forms which defy the difficulties of the medium and whose use of colour, is more readily associated with ceramics or glass. Today, he works predominantly in native hardwoods, citing a particular fondness for Irish oak, which he textures and ebonises, gilds and colours. At times, his work looks like glass or plastic, even metal, until you draw near and see the texture or grain and wonder just how it was achieved. Emmet has accepted invitations to teach, lecture and demonstrate his unique brand of woodturning around the world, including woodturning symposiums in Australia, Finland, England, France, Norway, Germany, and USA and throughout the Island of Ireland.