Anchor/Wrecking Ball

July 1, 2012

7/2012.  As I continued working into this solid maple orb I became more interested in its potential momentum and the tension it creates in a typical gallery environment. When I approach the process of creating works for an exhibit, I consider the room and the relationships between the architecture and the viewer. In this case, the sculpture expresses  physical and visual weight, capable of actual destruction depending on the viewers interaction. There is a preciousness with art that often diminishes our experience of it, and the prospect of busting a hole in the wall of the gallery or leveling a viewer as this swings is somehow liberating.