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An artist has made Enda Kenny's head from rolls of toilet paper

The creator is hoping to trade the piece rather than sell it so get your offers ready…

ONE LUCKY PERSON could be the proud owner of Enda Kenny’s head made from almost 40 rolls of toilet paper.

This handmade piece is a result of four weeks of hard work by NCAD sculpture student, Kevin O’Kelly.

O’Kelly, the creator of what is described as “beautiful contemporary sculpture” on Done Deal, is willing to consider any offer.

He has already received a lot of bids for the bust, but he’s not looking for money.

I don’t really want to sell it, the point is to trade it. The idea is to trade the sculpture for materials, even something mechanical, that I can then use to make something else.

After researching the Thomas Street area for a college project called In Public, In Particular he decided to focus on the traders there.

The second year student bought 40 rolls of toilet paper for €10 from traders with the plan of creating something that could be traded on.

The Galway native explained to why he decided to pick Enda Kenny.

It worked using Enda Kenny because the uncertainty surrounding him reflected the uncertainty of how the project would work out. Also Enda talks about “keeping the recovery going” so it fitted in with the idea of trading and bartering.

He added: “I was also interested to see what value people would put on his head, even if it’s made from toilet paper”.

side profile And here's the side profile of this unique masterpiece / Kevin O'Kelly / Kevin O'Kelly / Kevin O'Kelly

The paper maché piece took four weeks to dry inside the 14 part mould that Kevin made from clay.

O’Kelly has previously sold a Peugeot 106 and a gas heater on Done Deal, but “never anything like this”.

He’s unsure if he’ll construct another political figure after his trade, but he’s hoping to “keep it along the same lines”.

This bespoke sculpture already has over 4,200 views on Done Deal since it was put up earlier this week.

What would you trade for the Enda Kenny head? Tell us in the comments.

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