Oil paint on plaster, salvaged beach rope, paper & driftwood
My sculptures principle ingredients are salvaged lobstering gear and driftwood from the shores of downeast Maine.
These multi-hued tangles of knotted beach rope are cleaned, sorted and applied to driftwood in a congruent manner. The laborious process of wrapping, gluing and stapling satisfy a fundamental urge to physically assemble a combination of man-made and natural detritus. The variety of beach rope’s weathered palette, layered onto lengths of driftwood compliment my painted images chromatically, and refer to African and outsider sources. These sculptures suggest an implicit virility rooted in figurative association.
April 26, 2012
rope, salvaged, sculpture, found objects, Maine, absteact