Figure Sculpture Series I (2009-2010) & Series II (2011)

Statement:

The female figure is a deeply rooted representation in the history of art. It has been the subject of countless paintings and inspiration for many designs.  At what point is she an object? At what point has the artist painted or shaped her into the desires of his own mind? When does she cease to be a flesh and blood body and become a form after our own imagination?

 

In this inquiry the tradition of figure sculpture has led me on an exploration of the expressive power of presence (or lack thereof), the space around the figures, and the space around us. 

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Expected
Expected

Stoneware, glaze, decal, wax 21 x 16 x 22 inches 2009

Expected
Expected

Stoneware, glaze, decal, wax 21 x 16 x 22 inches 2009

Expected
Expected

Stoneware, glaze, decal, wax 21 x 16 x 22 inches 2009

Pistil & Stamen
Pistil & Stamen

Stoneware, glaze, wax 18x24x24 inches 2010

Pistil & Stamen
Pistil & Stamen

Stoneware, glaze, wax 18x24x24 inches 2010

Pistil & Stamen, detail
Pistil & Stamen, detail

Stoneware, glaze, wax 18x24x24 inches 2010

Hey Baby
Hey Baby

Stoneware, glaze, wax 24x22x18 inches 2009

Hey Baby
Hey Baby

Stoneware, glaze, wax 24x22x18 inches 2009

Hey Baby, detail
Hey Baby, detail

Stoneware, glaze, wax 24x22x18 inches 2009

It’s not sexist. It just looks bette
It’s not sexist. It just looks bette

Stoneware, house paint 30x25x25 inches 2009

It’s not sexist. It just looks bette
It’s not sexist. It just looks bette

Stoneware, house paint 30x25x25 inches 2009

It’s not sexist. It just looks bette
It’s not sexist. It just looks bette

Stoneware, house paint 30x25x25 inches 2009

I Just Want to Protect You
I Just Want to Protect You

Stoneware, house paint 48x48x36 inches 2010

I Just Want to Protect You
I Just Want to Protect You

Stoneware, house paint 48x48x36 inches 2010

I Just Want to Protect You
I Just Want to Protect You

Stoneware, house paint 48x48x36 inches 2010