Carol Adams

USA - Ohio

LandscapeX: Opening
Fiber enamel mixed media

“My work is about mixing art and technology to create environments that cause the viewer to be within the art rather than see it from one view. It speaks to the positive results produced by humans when they work and play in harmony together. My philosophy for my art and the world is to create joy, beauty, sharing, abundance of light and knowledge on the planet.”

Bruce White

Many of my recent sculptures are inspired by the theory of chaos—the concept of disorderly order in global systems. In Riddle, I was fascinated with the idea of reproducing a chance pattern of “bubbles” similar to those found in Swiss cheese. As in all of my work I first want to surprise myself and then hopefully share the experience with others.

Many of my works have been influenced by the unpredictable patterns created by natural systems. Such as falling of leaves appear to be random but are actually controlled by each individual leaf’s shape in relation to surrounding air currents, thus purposely spreading them out on the forest floor.

In ‘Meander’, I was intrigued by the shape of bubbles, which are not actually round but change and undulate in form causing them to alter direction and spread out. All this while expanding as they rise to the surface. It is as though I have sliced through a depth of water and frozen the slice.

Rob Lorenson

The methodology behind my work is to create a compositionally rich interplay of modernist elements that are exceptionally crafted to remove the hand of the artist. The purpose of this is to further emphasize the compositional qualities of the work. I also intend to make the work look manufactured, as though it was itself an industrial product, like the industrial forms that originally influenced it.

Much of my work comes from an intrigue with forms precariously placed in space. This comes from playing with blocks as a child and continues as I build with blocks with my daughter on our living room floor. There is potential in this precariousness. The parts could potentially collapse. So the sculpture is perhaps a moment in time welded in place permanently but yet representing a specific moment.

Philip Jackson

The body language is the focus in the art work of Philip Jackson.  In spite of the mask and cloak the viewer can see whether the wearer is male or female, happy or sad, aggressive or passive by simply interpreting the body language.  His figures seemingly grow out of the ground, the texture resembles tree bark, rock or a lava flow.  As the eye moves up the sculpture, the finish becomes gentler and more delicately worked, culminating in the essence of the figure: hands and mask as expression of character, attitude and emotion.

F. Douglass Schatz

F. Douglass Schatz was born in Nashville TN in 1969. He holds a B.A. in sculpture and geology from Skidmore College and an M.S. in Geology from Vanderbilt University. He completed his M.F.A. in sculpture at the University of Kentucky in 1999. Schatz currently is a tenured professor at the State University of New York.

Schatz is known for his fabricated steel forms, cast bronze figures, and pyrotechnical sculpture performances. He has exhibited his sculptures in numerous shows both nationally and internationally. Schatz is also a championship snow carver and has represented NY State 5 times in the National Snow Carving Championships. Douglass Schatz is active in the arts community as an organizer of numerous arts festivals in addition to his position on the Board of Trustees of the International Sculpture Center.