Studio and Biography
Orla has been working from her purpose-built studio for the last 26 years. She has had seven major solo shows and completed twenty-four public sculptures. She works with a variety of materials including bronze, steel, stone, fibreglass and recently photography. She brings subjects and materials together that on first glance seem incompatible and yet they seamlessly work with this unique style. Combining steel with gold, or fibreglass with polished bronze, always intrigued with juxtaposed ideas and textures. de Brí is very much a hands-on skilled sculptor, enjoying every aspect of the work; from the concept of the first drawing through to all the different physical processes.