"Don't Forget Us"........
In relationships we all play a very significant roles in the lives of those around us even though we often feel insignificant at times, or taken for granted. This sculpture Is an attempt to express the importance of communication through abstract form.
SCULPTURES BY: NathaN s pIERCE
My artistic vision is to create
abstract forms that spark the imagination of the viewers and support the
importance of communication. Whether we are engaging in dialog with those
around us or finding new passions in life, it is fundamental that we keep
searching and discovering new things.
My work has always dealt with conflicts of confinement and freedom and
exploring catalyst between the two: building or destroying communication. In
the abstract form these sculptures remind us of a fundamental idea, one that
people of all ages can identify. Their appendages likely reached out to
send or receive signals from others. It is difficult to discern whether
they are from the future or the past, and regardless, one wonders how well they
served their purpose or if there is a purpose at all. These devices may be
tangible evidence of how communication succeeds or fails in our own lives and
in the lives of others.
The material I use and the process of my work is directly
influenced by experience. I come from a mid-west blue collar family that has
been in the construction business four generations, and the idea to create
sculpture from those same materials seemed natural and permanent. My decision
to utilize the benefits of structural steel in my work also comes from being
inspired by the fabrication process. I enjoy the dedication and commitment that
is required with this material, it helps build character.