Leaves of Clay Sculpture Series @ The Farmstand - Bolinas, CA July 22 2015, 0 Comments
So happy to announce my new sculpture series Leaves of Clay now on view at the Bibliagora exhibition at The Farmstand in Bolinas, CA.
Leaves of Clay is a new body of work comprised of four separate diptychs of concrete sculptures and their accompanying collaged prints. The title of the work invokes the beginnings of the book medium before the magic of the printing press, when a simple page of text would be an elaborate clay construction. Similar to those ancient books, each “leaf” of this series is unique in and of itself, with the foundation of each sculpture being a vintage cardboard box of negative sheet film. The imagery of each sculpture is comprised of collaged velox, gravure and albumen prints that are delicately placed onto a wet skim coat of concrete the artist created by literally mixing his own blood, sweat and tears into. A unique compound, the iron from the blood, combined with the salt from the latter two liquids, bonds with the concrete mixture to create a heightened surface fragility. Incorporating natural objects found outside the artist’s studio along with flecks of house paint, crayon, chalk, charcoal and oil pastel, each intricate layer of the work comprises a crude complexity which, when combined together, allow the work to reveal its undulations into an elevated elegance all its own.
Produced in a unique edition, each sculpture is signed in ink on verso - Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further inquiry