Syndic No.10
Syndic Literary Journal

Mixed-Media Sculpture: “Celtic Cross” by Séamus Ó Dubsláine

Mixed-Media Sculptor   Séamus Ó Dubsláine

Mixed-Media Sculptor
Séamus Ó Dubsláine hard by the Neponset River

Celtic Cross

by Séamus Ó  Dubsláine

Background

Séamus Ó Dubsláine is creating a series inspired by the “Celtic” Cross,

a beautiful and symbolic icon used for centuries to mythologize a culture.

Using the “Celtic” Cross as a touchstone, he reaches back through his own ancestry

and the works of James Joyce.  

Several of Séamus’ ancestors left Ireland early in the seventeen hundreds

due to land confiscations there,

and still others left during the “famine” of the 1840’s.

Monks of the Screw

Reclaimed Douglas fir wood, scarlet epoxy paint, copper tube, wine corks, synthetic amber beads, brass wire and brass plated corkscrew. 26" H x 42" W x 8" D  (2009)

Reclaimed Douglas fir wood, scarlet epoxy paint, copper tube, wine corks, synthetic amber beads, brass wire and brass plated corkscrew. 26″ H x 42″ W x 8″ D (2009)

Sovereign Immunity

Red oak wood, white oak wood, fiberglass, copper tube, pine wood, epoxy, plaster, found iron piece, stained glass, redwood, barbed wire, .44 Magnum bullet, chain, lock and key.  40" H x 64" W x 13" D (2010)

Red oak wood, white oak wood, fiberglass, copper tube, pine wood, epoxy, plaster, found iron piece, stained glass, redwood, barbed wire, .44 Magnum bullet, chain, lock and key. 40″ H x 64″ W x 13″ D (2010)

Batallón de San Patricio

Reclaimed pine wood, found copper plate. 18" H x 28" W x 3" D. (2012)

Reclaimed pine wood, found copper plate. 18″ H x 28″ W x 3″ D. (2012)

Sublime Impotence

Reclaimed pine Christmas tree stands, plaster, steel chain, found sheet metal chimney and brass pipe. 36" H x 36" W x 70" D. (1996)

Reclaimed pine Christmas tree stands, plaster, steel chain, found sheet metal chimney and brass pipe. 36″ H x 36″ W x 70″ D. (1996)

Coign Of Vantage

Reclaimed oak wood, Jacobian stain, copper tube and wire, brass, found iron piece, English/Irish dictionary and antiquated glass. 37" H x 60" W x 9" D. (1997)

Reclaimed oak wood, Jacobian stain, copper tube and wire, brass, found iron piece, English/Irish dictionary and antiquated glass. 37″ H x 60″ W x 9″ D. (1997)

The Old Rugged Cross

Reclaimed pine wood, copper tube. 24" H x 38" W x 4"D. (2012)

Reclaimed pine wood, copper tube. 24″ H x 38″ W x 4″D. (2012)



 

Authors/Artists Bios

Séamus Ó Dubsláine is creating a series inspired by the "Celtic" Cross, a beautiful and symbolic icon used for centuries to mythologize a culture. Using the “Celtic” Cross as a touchstone, he reaches back through his own ancestry and the works of James Joyce. Several of Séamus' ancestors left Ireland early in the seventeen hundreds due to land confiscations there, and still others left during the “famine” of the 1840’s.
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