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I have always been befuddled by the concept of time. This puzzlement led me to begin a series in 2018 called “It’s About Time.” Sculptures in the series range from pieces that juxtapose self-portraits at different ages to works that incorporate materials from my daily life. Through these sculptures I am exploring both my incomprehension of time and attempting to provide an iconic image that will anchor me to a given time frame.
I am intrigued by how our emotional nature is expressed in our facial countenance and body language. In my figurative sculptures, my goal is to capture this myriad changing state of the human condition. The work is not generally based upon models, rather, I sculpt from memory and from my own emotional state at the time of creation. Some of these sculptures express a calm, almost beatific, state. Others are clearly at the opposite end of the spectrum.
Sculptures in this series are based upon my long held fascination with archetypes, archeology, myths, and rituals. In each sculpture, my goal was to recreate the numinous quality of subconsciously shared images, stories, and ceremonial rites. The sculptures, themselves, are composed of abstract forms that are covered with a rich, textural surface. The end result is a complex organic piece that evokes a sense of ancient artifacts or of ritualistic objects from some unknown culture.
In the world of painting, landscapes are a common genre. Yet, they are seldom depicted in sculpture. In this series, I wanted to convey a sense of the mystical connection we have with nature through a series of abstract sculptures. The sculptures in this series employ branches that I have pruned from my many fruit trees. These are combined with other natural elements to instill a feeling of calm and serenity within the viewer.
Sculptures in the Outdoor series are, naturally, intended for placement out-of-doors. Other than this criterion, their styles and themes are derived from the other series upon which I’m working.
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