Granite, Steel, and Wood
117″ H x 21″ D x 22″ W | 297 cm H x 53 cm D x 56 cm W
Terry Karpowicz studied art when the theories and practices of Minimalism and Conceptualism dominated. He was awarded a Fulbright-Hayes grant to England. There he served as a millwright’s apprentice, discovering the beauty and craftsmanship of watermill and windmill construction. Karpowicz is particularly drawn to tension at the point of contact between disparate materials. By joining irregular, organic materials to machine-tooled geometric shapes of metal, he creates actual or implied kinetic relationships among the elements of the sculpture. The ways these disparate materials interact with each other mark the artist’s relationship to his world. Oak and granite nesting in congruent harmony, stainless steel orbs spinning with walnut ellipses, granite shards twisting against armatures of steel—all elements held together with Karpowicz’s signature dedication to refined and skillful craftsmanship.
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