Sculptor, artist, shaper of ancient materials for modern environments, Brian O’ Loughlin grew up on the edge of the bog that delivered up its secrets for him to re-imagine and reinterpret for our times. Bog oak is a precious and ancient material, formed thousands of years ago when the great oak forests of Celtic Ireland were subsumed into peat bogs. The bog of Allen is where Brian seeks his inspiration and has for centuries been a place of wonder, myth, community and commerce. Depending on the size and shape of the wood, Brian creates all kinds of sculptures in a range of sizes that sit perfectly in any environment, whether it’s a treasured piece in a sitting room, a striking statement in an office lobby or a large scale public piece.
The Whitethorn Gallery