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I have found that the interplay between painting and sculpture tends to enforce and even clarify both forms of art -- extending them into unknown depths of color and form beyond my first conceptions. Often it seems to have been waiting for me. Where Michelangelo said he sought to liberate life waiting for him in a block of stone, so do I seek it within time-embedded wood. Picasso claimed that abstract art inevitably contains its original figurative concept; so it is similarly there in my work. The resultant ambiguity, as occurs in music or literature, draws viewers into the painting or sculpture, where they find themselves in unknown states of being--never seen or even imagined before this moment in their lives.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 6.3 inches
  • Medium: Wood and gesso
  • Width: 5.1 inches
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 7.9 inches

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  • Special Lighting needed: No
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: No
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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