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Sculpture: Paint, Paper, Wood on Paper, Wood.
With no clear intention or goal I usually check through sketch books and boxes of objects for my incentive: a crushed metal clown, a food label—then a sketch or two projecting the most exaggerated and illogical form and detail on the most common subjects.
Finally the parts are made by hand in miniature scale (bricks, ladders, food labels etc.)
The characters usually include a box, which serves as a stage enabling me to juxtapose absurd imagery. If I’m lucky, the objects become a substitute world and then there’s that moment in the making when it leaves my mind behind and begins to exist for itself—what a break. From that point on the process has me in its grip.
I’m enormously indebted to Dada, Theater of the Absurd, Lewis Carroll,
Joseph Cornell, Ernie Kovacs, and the Demolition Industry.