Richard Perry: Whirlybird
Richard Perry: Whirlybird
Richard Perry: Whirlybird
Richard Perry: Whirlybird
Richard Perry: Whirlybird

Richard Perry: Whirlybird

Regular price 5,500.00

Richard Perry 
Irish blue limestone (Kilkenny)
32 x 33 x 28cm

"An evocative and whimsical word that lends its name to many things, ‘whirlybird’ is one of several names for the popular origami ‘fortune teller’ folding game – I was reminded of my daughters playing this game in some of the sculpture’s concertina-like shifts of direction." 

BEHIND THE ARTWORK

Carved from Irish blue limestone, Carrara marble and bronze, Richard Perry's series for Smithson Gallery is exquisitely tactile and each sculpture can be picked up and positioned accordingly⁠. ⁠ ⁠

Richard's work is deeply informed by his surroundings. Speaking in our exclusive artist interview, he elaborates: ⁠

⁠"I find both the natural and the manmade world invigorating. I live on the top floor of an old watermill with a fantastic and ever-transforming view. I love juxtapositions in landscapes, contrast-filled areas like edge-lands, and whilst I am keenly interested in the built environment and architecture, I also love raw, unspoiled nature. I particularly like cliff faces that you can see patterns in, and the structure and geometry in rock forms.⁠"⁠

Read our exclusive artist interview with Richard Perry

Richard Perry's collection of sculptures for Smithson Gallery

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We take our responsibility of caring for the artwork very seriously. Due to the fragile nature of this sculpture, it will be packed into bespoke sustainable packaging appropriate for the delivery location which is included in the shipping cost. Please get in touch if you have any questions. 

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