SEAN HENNESSEY

A Patern of Uncertainty
A Patern of Uncertainty
24"h x 36"w x 3.5"d Backlit, kiln formed glass relief wall piece.
A Patern of Uncertainty-detail
A Patern of Uncertainty-detail
Gift of Time
Gift of Time
24"h x 36"w x 3.5"d Backlit, kiln formed glass relief wall piece.
Gift of Time-close
Gift of Time-close
Gift of Time-detail
Gift of Time-detail
The Relentless Path Upward
The Relentless Path Upward
24"h x 36"w x 3.5"d Backlit, kiln formed glass relief wall piece.
The Relentless Path Upward-detail
The Relentless Path Upward-detail
Through the Roots
Through the Roots
17"h x 21"w x 3.5"d Backlit, kiln formed glass relief wall piece.
Drink Me
Drink Me
24"t x 13"w x 3"d Backlit, kiln formed glass relief wall piece
Drink Me-side
Drink Me-side
JourneytotheSun
JourneytotheSun
16"t x 21"w x 3.5"d Backlit, kiln formed glass relief wall piece
What About the Doors Alice Didn't Take
What About the Doors Alice Didn't Take
24"t x 13"w x 3"d Backlit, kiln formed glass relief wall piece

The main body of my artwork is illuminated wall relief sculpture created by kiln-forming window glass then layering it with a combination of drawing, painting, digital prints and found objects. Within the form of traditional didactic architectural relief sculpture I create images and glimpses of suggested stories involving obstacles, hope, growth, acceptance, overcoming, and finding a place in the world.

 

In my pieces, I offer ways of thinking about our lives, and hope to provide sincere works that inspire others to live thoughtfully and creatively. While it is representational it is also laced with a sense of longing and memory, alternate meanings and metaphors for objects in our lives, both common and slightly nostalgic. An old door from memory is a portal for change and possibilities that may exist. A lock keeps us away from things we may want, or keeps safe the things we hold near and dear. An old bicycle pump is a symbol of breathing, and a metaphor of the need for relentless action.