Advertisement

We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

DoneDeal.ie/Kevin O'Kelly
Done Deal

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 TheJournal.ie 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 DoneDeal.ie / Kevin O'Kelly DoneDeal.ie / 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.

Read: This Cork dad put his son’s phone on DoneDeal as punishment for having a party

Read: Go inside the world’s most expensive hotel, which is set to open this summer

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
60
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.