21 Oct The Dancers— Dynamic Line Drawings in Steel
Dancer Sculptures, 2006
56.5 x 27 x 8 in
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The Dancer Sculptures come in two styles: the powder coat enamel version shown here and a steel and copper version.
In creating these sculptures, I try to capture the essential gesture so precisely that the mind completes the movement—making a still image appear to be in motion. My goal is to create engaging characters which anyone can relate to and enjoy
These graceful figures suggest both the motion of their dance and the music that moves them. The obvious joy of the figures is engaging—
but their simplicity is what really captivates us. We can easily see ourselves, someone we know, or the person we might like to be in this dance.
The simplicity of these figures allows them to fit nearly any story or culture. Equally flexible, the materials are suitable for creating functional work such as fences, railings and furniture or more decorative projects such as relief murals.
Check out the wonderful garden fence I made for Howard Hast & JoAnne Olsen— telling the story of their life together through a series of figures.