Vivienne Roche: " This is number 2 of an edition of nine. Number one was presented by President Higgins to President Santos of Colombia. Last year I made 3 different hand bells, each in an edition of nine and President Higgins presented during his visit to Latin America in February. I hadn’t made bells as sculptures for over 20 years and was prompted make these Climate Bells by President Higgins' address to the Summit of Conscience for Climate in July 2015, which was convened by Presidente Hollande ahead of COP 21. After President Higgins presented these 3 bells, he commissioned two unique ones for Prince Charles and Pope Francis, which were both presented a couple of months ago.