Private/Public Sculptures

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Sort of Private Public sculptures.

 

These kinetic sculptures are inspired by topology (the study of shapes and space) and the sublime. I am also inspired by my friend and sometime collaborator, Alicia McCarthy (whom I gave 2 of these to collaborate on) as well as Richard Tuttle, Mark di Suvero, Russian Constructivism and Futurism. They are all made from very special wood I have collected for many many years. Wood from redwood forests, pipe organs and even construction jobs. This material is quite important to me. I am interested in deforming, stretching and bending space manifolds. How a sculpture claims a space, and then how these morph that space.     They are turned on by a hybrid sensor that sense touch, skin conductivity, heartbeat and pressure. So, they respond uniquely to each individual.

OPENING at JULES MAEGHT GALLERY
149 Gough Street @ Oak
Opening party November 13, 2014 6-8 P.M.
Jules Maeght Gallery Presents Inaugural Show
ART IN MOTION
November 14, 2014- January 31, 2015
www.julesmaeghtgallery.com

 

 

VIDEO HERE;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4IFQhTcWsM

This has been a respite from spending days and days in a cancer ward and caring for someone whom you love with a deepness and profundity that reaches the heart of what it means for me to be on the planet. It has been a sort of meditative process. The work as well, has meditative movements in them. I reckon this work also allows me to work in the abstract (new for me after 35 years of creating) that many spiritual practices aspire to.

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I have 6-10 more i am developing as well as sensors to trigger them. I love the small scale of these tabletop pieces and can also see them at several other scales, 4′, 8′ and even 40′ tall.


One Response to “Private/Public Sculptures”

  1. […] Sept. 22, 2014 – San Francisco, CA. Jules Maeght, of the Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul de Vence and Galerie Maeght, Paris, opens his first gallery in Hayes Valley, S.F on November 14, 2014 with the highly anticipated inaugural show “Art in Motion” including works by Pol BURY, Alexander CALDER, Marshall ELLIOTT, Vassily KANDINSKY, Kirstie MACLEOD, Joan MIRÓ, Clovis PRÉVOST, Tracey SNELLING and Kal SPELLETICH. […]

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