My latest sculptural series, Big Bling, is a seamless transition from my past series’ reflection of the undulating movement in ribbons of bark. Both series’ claim inference to lush folds, twists and forces of physics in natural forms and textiles. Both use clay as the starting point.
In stark contrast to past work the new series explores the notion of adornment of the affordable kind. Ribbons, bows, and streamers in an historical context may evoke feelings of nostalgia, kitsch, and pomp. Allow me to reference Pop Art to describe the work, with the intention to monumentalize these humble objects.
The possibilities with form, movement and poignancy lend a fluidity to the work. While the artist likes the notion that the work appeals for reasons of design eloquence, the subject matter can reflect poignant memories, notions of strength, endurance and subtlety.