Artist Statement: “Nodo” translates to “tangle” in Latin. As the sculptures develop in real time, it’s like viewing my life’s choices. It appears to be nothing more than a jumble of copper—tangled, coupled, occasionally changing direction, and seemingly random. But things are not always what they seem. It is only when the sculpture is finished that the art: the array of colors, the free flowing lines, and the overall shape creates something to behold.
Each copper sculpture is unique every loop and bend of the copper tubing mimicking the ebb and flow of life. There is a delicate balance of free forming and bending the copper into a spherical shape by allowing the copper to bend intuitively. The overall shape of the sculpture is achieved by an effort to create a perfect circle but the sculptures exist as imperfect spheres striving for a balance between control and spontaneity.
These spheres have evolved to represent the metaphorical aspects of life and mental perception. Even though our lives may seem complicated at times, the big picture is remarkably beautiful.