Allan O’Loughlin describes himself as a fitter welder, an alchemist may be a better description. Like the glass-maker and potter he is transforming material from one state into another.
Much of his work is figurative and shows an interest in the female form. Many of his figures have the stretched limbs and elongated bodies reminiscent of Albert Giacometti’s work. The difference is O’loughlin gives his bodies more flesh and despite the cold feel of hard metal they exude a voluptuous warmth.