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Knight for a Day

Jeffrey Bohl's avatar Jeffrey Bohl

My sculptures are born in 3-D. I never sketch ideas because it limits me to familiar images. The process I use is akin to found object sculpture except that I make my own objects rather than finding them. These objects are beat up forms and shapes made from sculpting wax. The process begins with glossy sheets of wax, which I break up, assemble, disassemble, drip wax on, scratch, and otherwise abuse. Using a torch and soldering iron, I try to create individual forms that are interesting in their own right. Then, working from the resulting “bone pile” of these odd shapes I assemble finished pieces. The resulting figurative pieces are intended to make a connection with the viewer through the combination of rough, weathered textures and lighthearted image. The piece, Knight for a Day, evokes the idea of a young child at play, shield at the ready to take on whatever fun the day has to offer.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 1
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Width: 2
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 2