Remnants

Figurative Marble & Alabaster Sculptures

In the Remnants series of marble and alabaster sculptures, the concepts of industrialization, beauty and immortality are explored via the unadorned human figure as the universal symbol of humanity.  Industrialization is examined and deconstructed with pre-industrial materials and techniques such as a hammer and chisel. Parts are left untouched in order to expose the natural state of the marble, while other sections are highly developed to reveal the quality of detail and luxuriousness of the polished surface.

Humanity is seen as seeking beauty to mask the struggle for survival all the while questing for immortality. The beautiful marble figures are purposefully fragmented with parts left unfinished in order to expose the fallacy of immortality reminiscent of sculptures recovered by archaeologists from the ruins of former civilizations. Beauty is therefore portrayed as a transient form of illusion.  The quest for immortality, though actively sought by most civilizations, is nevertheless equally transitory. Civilizations rise and fall. What remains is to wonder why we create or perhaps even more essential, why are we here? Yet, clearly some force continually drives us forward away from helplessness and into productivity.