wall sculptures are high-relief compositions constructed of large,
interconnected segments or ‘elements.’ Residential pieces usually
include three to five elements and are designed in wood; fiberglass
other composite materials are used for my public art installations.
(My current commission includes twenty segments, and is twenty
six feet in length.) This series of art work combines juxtaposing
planes, compound angels, and mixed-media painted surfaces. The
composition titled, Canarios, includes over fifty various planes.
My objective is to design works of art that retain tension, ‘push-pull,’ between
the elements, yet maintain an overall resolve within the composition.
By applying multiple washes of colors, I build up a translucent
patina which reveals most of the revisions of the brushwork.
technique exposes each underlying foundation, including the preliminary
drafting lines. It is my intention to show each stage or strata
of the process, and also reveal, in a sense, the ‘history’ of
the artwork. I’ve titled this series, ‘Constructed Paintings.’ Matisse
advised, “Approach a painting as if you are constructing it.” (read
more about George Handy)