Sculpture is a means of examining space abstractly and formally. With sculpture I am able to capture movement, shadows, forms and occupy the viewers space. I approach sculpture in a very architectural manner. I work on these concepts in a small model sizes and quick drawings. This allows myself the speed to look at the larger formal arrangements first and then begin to refine the concept. I can also critically examine the piece from every facade, every flow of spacial movement, every joint and then make alterations and new versions.
Using the formal elements of a two dimensional wall canvas and bringing it down off the wall into space. The beauty of metal is I can join it in ways that allows me to begin questioning the weight of the material and potential for cantilevering into space delicately. Metal also has an inherent chemistry in its own raw material that creates a wide variety of textural and color options that can be used for its canvas facades. I am choosing to leave a few physical planes as white blank canvases. I want to allow the viewer to be a voice, a shadow crossing the blank canvas. The white planes also allows me to break up the space and create another type of void.
I want the viewer to be up close and touching the surface of the metal, experiencing it like a classical wall painting. Depending on the space for the final piece to be exhibited I will evaluate its final scale and critical environmental design issues. The beauty is wether it is inside or fabricated for outside the metal and the viewer will be an active changing presence in the work that will never stand dormant.