THE JOY OF ART #20, “Skye”,1994 to 1995.
During this insecure time in our lives let us savor the quiet joys of art.
Prior to building the Skye sculptures I visualized voids inside
squares, rectangles, and triangles. These were then reconfigured
into welded steel sculptures, patinated or oxidized.
The house as vessel, body, and monumentality are integral
to all my sculptures irrespective of the actual size.
A series of 15 steel sculptures, including “Skye Group” in the
Collection of J.A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown PA.
Whereas the spirit of the Bauhaus economy guides my art “by
simplification of design” (Mies van der Rohe), play creates it.
I want to share the joy of creating art - free from issues and trends.
“Too often [space] appears only as a void… The space is not
nothing. It is not something missing either”. Martin Heidegger
S.102, welded steel patinated, H 11 3/4” (30cm), 1994
S.110, welded steel patinated, H 6” (15,2cm) 1994
S.113, welded steel patinated, H 7 1/4” (18.5cm), 1995.
S.108, welded steel patinated, H 6” (15.2cm) 1994
S.125, welded steel patinated, H 6 1/2” (16.5cm) 1995
S.106, welded steel patinated, H 6” (15.2cm) 1994
S.223A, "Skye Group", 1998-2006, H 96" (244cm), welded steel oxidized.
Collection J.A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA
"Skye Group is an exciting...contemporary piece of sculpture with powerful forms ..."
Bruce Katsiff, Director
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA