Here are some of my sculptures. . .
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July 11, 2011 at 6:52 PM
I like to see your exploration of materials and forms, are these started from found objects? also, your charcoals are impressive! great sense of light.
July 30, 2011 at 2:17 PM
Thank you, Brian. Actually, the metal forms are taken from observations I make in the field and are a product of the inspiration I feel when seeing such majestic animals in the wild. I do try to scrounge as much of the material I can from the scrapyards for the metal used in these pieces, but each piece is carefully and sometimes mathematically worked out, cut out, and then heat-forged and/or hammered and bent into shape, and then welded together. This is how I abstract the animal’s anatomy to reveal the animal’s form and character as I see them. The parts of each animal which are abstractions of bones, are not morbid pleasures used to scare the viewers, but are in fact more akin to the ancient’s view (the masters of the Renaissance even) and their uses of the human skull in their works to reflect a sense of human mortality and the embodiment of consciousness. Except in these sculptures, the message of the animal’s mortality and consciousness is left for us to behold, and it is my hope these sculptures leave enough of an imprint upon the viewer, that we continue to keep and create more safe-havens for these creatures free from the spreading growth and ‘progress’ of mankind, and for the ones not fortunate enough to be protected for their value as a game species, to reach out and protect them as well. Also, I see some part of myself within the wild creatures of this world, a kind of longing to know the freedom and majesty these animals hold unordained by the realm of mankind.
July 30, 2011 at 11:34 PM
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