Ken Bolger Stone and Copper Artist: “Sleeping Giant” (Inis Tuaisceart) Large Copper Frame
Sleeping Giant Large Copper Frame
Ken Bolgers Copper imagery is inspired by the local landscapes, seascapes, history and mythology of West Kerry.
Having worked with slate for many years, the artist wanted to diversify while staying with a medium that was also connected to the environment as well as affected by the environment. This is where copper comes into place. He uses a series of techniques that change the way the copper looks in the same way that copper, left to the elements changes its texture and colour. As an artist he wishes to create a scene influenced by the place where he lives using the natural dark and shade that weathered copper gives.