My decades-long preoccupation with the totemic form has recently produced a series of quirky little sculptures -- assemblages made up of found and fabricated materials. In a largely intuitive process of “putting together” and “taking apart,” each piece finds its own identity or character as they come together, and they often take on humanoid qualities and distinctive personalities that completely surprise me.
Last summer, I met Bradford McDougall, a fellow sculptor and fabricator and we began to collaborate, as he figured out how to translate my funny little pieces into a much larger scale.
Constructed out of a mix of media in his “laboratory,” and with his nuanced eye for detail, these larger-than-life characters have a distinctively different presence than their smaller counterparts. They are making a big statement at Odegaard art+design. (Thanks, Brad!)