10′ x 9’ x 8’
This sculpture is located on-site at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) 159 Chestnut St, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.
I am principally concerned with abstract figuration in my work. The pursuit and capture of a momentary gesture in a static object continues to be a fascinating and limitless challenge. This is informed by my explorations of body morbidity, and the move from classical notions of representation of the figure towards an understanding of the human form as landscape.
The context of a work varies from project to project, site to site. Often, works exist as epiphanous gestures, coming to me as they will. Only after a sketch is developed or the beginnings of a form assembled, can refinements happen. Other works are the result of determined, contemplative practice. Developing forms and context to harmoniously pursue a given initiative. It is my explicit intention to leave room for these principle modes of working to exist simultaneously in my practice. Cultivating curiosity and an openness to the process are critical.