We are fortunate to have one of the most important corporate art collections of Irish and International contemporary art in Dublin. Included in the collection is "See No Evil" by Ayelet Lalor.
Suzanne Holland-Mayes, an Art Intern, has chosen this piece as her favourite from our collection and she explains why:
"On first entering South Bank House, Ayelet Lalor’s See No Evil instantly caught my eye. Initially, I was unfamiliar with the artist and her work; nevertheless, I was fascinated by this particular piece. With her closed eyes and meditative expression, the figure exudes an aura of tranquillity. She subtly gestures with her elegant neck and slightly tilted head that she is pondering something that is profoundly philosophical and spiritual in nature.
Her seeming ethereal weightlessness juxtaposes her swirling cloud-like mass of vivid blue hair.
While accumulating information about the artist, I learnt that this sculpture was part of a series consisting of three heads serving as physical representations of the ancient Japanese proverb, ‘See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.’ The blue paint across her eyes distinguishes her from her two sisters. It also demonstrates to the viewer which line of the old saying she represents.
The artist, Ayelet Lalor, specialises in creating these characterful and eccentric sculptural figures, whom she often affectionately refers to as ‘divas.’
Having had the opportunity to research the meaning and intent behind the work certainly enhanced my viewing experience."
Support of visual arts is a core part of our CSR strategy. Our office holds one of the most important private corporate collections of Irish and international contemporary art. The collection now stands at almost 200 pieces and includes a specially commissioned Corban Walker sculpture in the building’s atrium.