Stainless Steel and Glass
glass panels-65.5” high x 28” wide.
steel panels-70” high
2007 Oeno, Gallery, Picton, Ont.
“… O’Callaghan’s Urn makes poetic associations between the history and geography of Prince Edward County, and the timeless beauty inherent in the form of this vessel. Closest to the shoreline, Urn is a stainless steel and tempered glass structure that stands over five feet tall, its individual plates reflecting both the changing light of day and the bay over which it presides. It is a visual book of hours, marking the sun’s passage through the sky. By evening the reflective nature of the amphora-shaped construction creates an illusion that it is filling up and then slowly emptying of liquid.
The piece collects and disperses light, its shape recalling that most ancient method for storing and transporting wine… “
Margaret Rodgers, curator,writer, artist
“Is this Not a Renaissance Garden?” essay by Margaret Rodgers