Mike was able to go into detail about his technique and we saw a series of slides giving a true indication of his work. Mike explained that it's virtually impossible to attach two pieces of wood together and expect that the wood will stay attached. The finished product will reveal itself as the sculpture progresses. It is always inside the piece of wood. This is the same with all sculpture.
Mike also acquainted us with the brutal realities of pursuing an artistic passion. In order to start work on a project he first has to arrange the finance. And he has to allocate time. He has the same responsibilities as most people and his family always must come first. Nevertheless, he has managed to carve himself a career that has spanned several decades and he has been awarded accolades for his efforts. He has succeeded in his endeavours.
Join us at ‘First Mondays’ at the Gallery on Monday June 5th, at 10 am for an artist talk by "self confessed revhead, artist Eoman O’Toole, coinciding with his major exhibition Hot Lap. Eamon’s art practice is fuelled by his life-long passion for all things motorsport — a passion which he turns into sculptural creations".