I BELIEVE IN YOU

Helium filled Mylar Foil Balloons 2014 

Helium is the second lightest element and is the second most abundant element in the observable universe. Most helium in the universe is helium-4 and is believed to have been formed during the Big Bang. On Earth it is thus relatively rare. In 1903, large reserves of helium were found in natural gas fields in parts of the United States, which is by far the largest supplier of the gas today.

Helium is used in a number of industries including cryogenics, as a pressurising and purge gas and in processes such as growing crystals to make silicon wafers. A well-known but minor use is as a lifting gas in balloons and airships. 

I BELIEVE IN YOU is a sculptural work created from helium filled Mylar foil balloons. The piece takes the architectural layout of the gallery space as its defining parameters and structure. It is a work that questions the relationship between the viewer and the institution/location it is presented. Over the period of the exhibition the sculpture is left to deflate naturally, giving it a limited lifespan.



In 2014 I was invited by Dun Laoghaire County Council to produce a temporary artwork for their new library (Lexicon). I Believe In You (Lexicon) 2014 is the outcome of that invitation. It is a work that questions the relationship between the viewer and the institution/location it is presented within.