2011 SCULPTURE — PART II2011 sculpture Part II — a representative sampling of ideas and their development during this time frame. It is difficult to construct a linear time line which clearly illustrates how the work is made because I use improvisation as a primary working methodology. There is no logical physical trail in the finished pieces that lays out a progression from one piece to another. I work on a piece one way, start another piece from a different place, then start another, etc, etc. Once under way I work on 5 or more pieces as simultaneously as possible. During this process I will start additional pieces. I feel like a juggler while working in the studio.
I continue to be fascinated with how plaster functions as a material for making sculpture. Of special interest to me is its speed. Art making that requires slow or multistage processes eventually loose my interest in using them. I need an art making process that ends quickly and restarts quickly. Plaster also an ideal multitasker. It can be cast and makes hi fidelity casts from any original used. It can be worked directly, then manipulated with a wide variety of standard sculpture tools as well as non-standard tools. Ideas and related mechanics for manipulating this material are endless.
As with all my work, this project is on going.
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