Posted: January 15, 2004
Quite obviously, the Cubist and Futurist art movements inform this artwork. In addition, I wanted to expose the elements of the figure that juxtapose in an obvious struggle for attention. Like most artists, I find the human form to be one of the most challenging things to represent. Not only because we experience the human form through a human form, namely our cognitive perception, but so many of the core visual notions that drive any expression are from primordial concepts of shapes in the human body. Below you can see the finished work as presented at the McMaster University “New Space” in 2003. I enjoy the challenge of developing an artifact that successfully occupies a gallery space. By this I mean a form that has an element of attraction from all angles of perspective – essentially a well worked sculpture in the round.