It is easy to mistake Nuala O’Donovan’s handcrafted sculptures for artwork created using 3D printers. Yet it is important to not forget that artists like Nuala O’Donovan have been creating such insanely intricate works with their bare hands for centuries before such technology was made available. Considering that her work is inspired by nature, it is no wonder that she has chosen to create these sculptures as naturally as possible.
Nuala O’Donovan creates works that resemble such beautiful formations as snowflakes, flowers, pine cones and radiolaria. Based in Cork, Ireland, she isn’t without a daily dose of environmental influences, that’s for sure. As people rely more and more on technology, it is up to artists like Nuala O'Donovan to keep handmade art alive.