'Whirl' Art Installation: From London's Canary Wharf to Exeter
Helena Doyle's environmental art installation 'Whirl' arrives at Devon Sculpture Park
An immersive new art installation from Irish artist, Helena Doyle, has made the trip from Canary Wharf to Mamhead Park in Exeter, reinforcing the growing reputation of the environmental art collection at Devon Sculpture Park.
Doyle’s ‘Whirl’ transforms the wind into a dynamic dance of colour and light. The audience is invited to rest beneath the domed structure, relax and enjoy the mesmerising light show overhead.
Whirl aims to showcase the beauty and versatility of wind power and inspire the audience to imagine a future powered by renewable energy. Whirl featured at Canary Wharf for Summer Lights 2021.
Helena Doyle is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator from Ireland working across a range of mediums from installation and video to street theatre and land art. With sanctuary as a major theme in her work she creates immersive spaces and experiences that encourage contemplation and evoke a sense of awe in the viewer.
She draws on sacred geometry and Zen design principles when designing the aerial sculptures she refers to as ‘soft architecture’. Rather than function to protect the body from the elements, these transient spaces relate more to spirit and reflect on impermanence.
In her practice she works with waste, natural or found materials where possible and promotes how artists and makers can create value from the abundance of materials coming from countless waste streams.
Helena explores mythology, folk crafts and indigenous technologies as a way to find the common threads between cultures. She believes in collective crafting as a tool for healing and community building and facilitates workshops where participants create installations together. We are proud to welcome her to the impressive roster of climate conscious artists at the park.
You can enjoy ‘Whirl’ at Exeter’s Capability Brown Gardens - book a visit today.
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