Chicago Artist, Sculptor, and Designer
Tempest #2 - App-controlled lighted triptych
The 'Tempest' series is a new line of work spawned from the Beacon series where I've allowed myself to 'let go' some control over the material...in this case, mostly resin. In its fluid state, the curing plastic will surprise if left to its own will. Predictability of its final hardened state of appearance is only possible with complete control using carefully placed blocking devices and molding techniques. By scaling back my hand in controlling the flow of the material, I become merely a guide for the work. By pulling back a bit, I found I will be more prone to learning and discovering new ideas. It is humbling to witness how some man-made materials have the ability to achieve their own beauty through the nature of physics.