MAN AND MACHINE
Over the course of the roughly 200,000 years of human existence the sophistication of man’s tools has been accelerating. The dawn of the Electronic Age in the 20th century radically increased the rate of acceleration. Now in the 21st century the advent of artificial intelligence and machine learning point towards a future at some point before the end of this century when man’s machines will rule over mankind.
The physical construction of my sculptural assemblages is purposely complex so as to augment the mystery of the implied mechanical functions. I do not use glue, nor do I weld or solder. Most of my structural attachments are torqued connections using either nuts and bolts or screws. Torquing allows for a very high degree of precision in the positioning of objects relative to each other. Gestural precision is necessary to sustain the illusion that one element of the sculpture is directly affecting another mechanically. In addition to the structural compression of torqued connections, my recent work has also included structural tension using springs.
New York Art Studio and Gallery:
159 Madison Avenue, #12J,
New York, NY 10016
Palm Springs Art Studio and Gallery:
228 Stone Terrace,
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Provincetown Art Gallery:
4 Pearl Street,
Provincetown, MA 02657