Stainless Steel & Bronze, 8' × 18' × 14'
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Grimesland, North Carolina
Grimesland, North Carolina
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SCULPTING?
WHAT GOT YOU INTO THIS MEDIUM?
Interest in the arts
WHERE DID THE INSPIRATION FOR THIS SELECTED PIECE DERIVE?
From nature, the rising sun, the horizon, day and night and the cycle of life.
TELL US ABOUT THE CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH CRAFTING THIS PIECE.
I don't consider creating my sculpture as a challenge but as an expression.
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO COMPLETE THIS PIECE?
HOW DO YOU WANT THE SCULPTURE GARDEN AUDIENCE TO LOOK AT YOUR WORK?
Since it is abstract and combined materials I want the viewer to enjoy the texture, surface play of light, the form and a significant meaning they see in it.
WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE THE AUDIENCE TAKES AWAY FROM YOUR PIECE?
Refer to statement below.
WHAT OTHER ARTISTS INSPIRE YOU?
Many-but I have achieved my own style.
WHY DO YOU DO THE WORK YOU DO?
It is my profession.
WHERE DO YOU HAVE OTHER WORKS?
Refer to statement.
HOW DO YOU FINANCE THE WORK THAT YOU DO?
Selling my work.
I have been a participant of a great number of outdoor exhibitions and several International symposiums. My most recent accomplishments have included the participation in the following places, Art in the City Plaza in Raleigh, Cary outdoor Sculpture, Kingsport Tennessee, Lakeland Florida and several more. Most recent symposiums: Hojer Denmark, Granby Canada, Breckenridge Colorado, St. Blasien Germany, Tultepec Mexico all of which were International woodcarving or welded steel symposiums. All of the symposiums were a success, in that I placed high in the competitions as a representative of North Carolina.
(1) To continue exhibiting and participating in symposiums and conferences on national and international level.(2) To make the public aware of the new exhibitions and to stimulate interest in public art and local schools.(3) The maintenance of high quality work and craftsmanship.(4) A commitment to national and local exhibitions. Providing lectures and workshops in academic and professional fields.(5) Promoting public art.(6) The continued development of my research and creative work.
If a goal is sought either consciously or unconsciously in the form of a work of art, one must solve innumerable problems and make innumerable decisions in order to achieve that end. One of many decisions I have made is maintaining and preserving the natural quality of the materials I work with. My work addresses the concept of time, movement, balance and space. Each sculpture occupies and creates its own reality influenced by its immediate surroundings.
The need for support is one of timing and time. I feel the work is ready for major exhibition. My future concern is to be able to continue my professional career as an educator and sculptor. Participating in this exhibition would open a new door for my future, as I would become more active in creating a sizeable body of work to show regionally, nationally and internationally.