May 18th, 2017
Sculpture. To sculpt.
I start with the Greeks and Romans, beheaded and dismembered marble, then go to David and then Rodin. I skip to Africa and Oceania, with a stop in the world of Central American Mayas and their Olmec forbears. Then the Classicists and the Primitives.
Once all were safe and well fed, worship and sacred art took precedence. Mythology and worship provided the sculptor’s impulse – praise, honor, veneration, comfort, inspiration, fear.
My goal is to create works that convey multiple qualities: expression, message, craftsmanship, form, functionality. I want to impact the viewer at each or at many of those levels. Working in steel, I feel an obligation to honor the material, both in how I use it – presentation – and in what I do to it – craftsmanship.