I am contemplating more focus on dancer bodies, shapes and forms. The dancer’s form allows one to explore both a sculptural form (the pose assumed) and the human body (of the dancer assuming the pose).
Currently, in the studio I am attracted to a hero, Henri Matisse, and have prepared these two preliminary works as an homage to him. Ultimately, I hope to create a free-standing, stainless steel sculpture in this general design and shape. Click here to see Homage to Matisse — sketch and maquette.
Earlier in this post you saw the results of my renewed focus on the dancer with Stainless Steel Dancer. Other dancer-inspired, earlier works include: Pas De Deux, The Dancer and Wire Dancer.
This month I have gotten the work Untitled Balance to a point where I can reveal an image of this sculpture. This is a work in progress that is ongoing in the studio.
On prior occasions, I posted pictures of ongoing work in the studio. As with those images, the following images of Untitled Balance do not reflect a completed sculpture, but rather will give you a feel for one of the pieces I am working on currently.
In prior postings of my work-in-progress you can see a slideshow of the anatomy of a wire sculpture as I deconstruct the sculpture titled Portrait de jeune homme [Portrait of a young man]. You can also see an earlier work-in-progress called Aurora Borealis.