Measure of duration
Main Street Gallery, Cuttress Fine Art, 2013
This group of sculptures and drawings are informed by the artists’ interest in the metaphor of travel as a spiritual discipline and the interior space one occupies at the soul level. The works reflect a way of seeing and are made in a direct association with memory and mythological thinking. The figures are designed to be symbolic of an internal journey, quietly impacting the space around them or the viewer who comes close. The figures and drawings have a rough, textured surface, inspired by natural rock and earthen formations. The usage and reference of natural materials reinforces a connection to the earth as a source of life and human interaction.
The condition of the figures lend themselves to the viewer’s engaging in the process of “reconnection” by joining in the natural transcendent element of the work. The figures lead the viewer into the possibility of the invisible world and spiritual uplift within various stages of contemplation. They reflect a way of living within the mythological/spiritual condition of the imagination that comes easily to the young or the heart of those who find themselves returning to youthful thinking.
The work projects an ancient connection of humanity's need: an internal search for meaning. It raises consciousness above the distractions of the contemporary and engages deeply with the reality of the natural world and the symbolic world.