O’Neill is a contemporary abstract artist that works with recycled metals, clay and fused glass. Her multi-media sculptures start with one or two pieces of inspirational metal, which form the idea. Each shape contributes to the final form. The exploration of the positive and negative space, the composition and three-dimensional process results in something unique and one-of-a-kind. O’Neill’s mission is to express something beautiful using found items. She includes ceramic vessels and fused glass to accentuate the form as an exclamation point of creative expression. O’Neill's creative process is intuitive. She rarely sketches and allows the found material to shape each piece. O’Neill believes that working on a predetermined result is less satisfying and usually results in a creative expression that is more pedestrian.
Kelly's ArtPrize Entries
These are Kelly's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.