Pau Ferro #427, 1983 | William Hunter, California

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Pau Ferro #427, 1983 | William Hunter, California
2,000.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 Jun 15 @ 19:17UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Pau ferro | 3 x 4.5 x 4.5 in/7.6 x 11.4 x 11.4 cm

Donated by Dale Larson, this small, flawlessly-executed early piece by William Hunter foreshadows his signature work to come.

Artist Statement: The essence of my of work is abstract and it's process of subtractive sculpturing is a spontaneous, unspoken dialogue between me and that work. It is a meditative process of imagination, appraisal, decision and action. My work is meant to spark an elusive emotion, awaken a memory and explore the spiritual and metaphysical dimensions of our lives.
I use the vessel - humanity’s oldest and richest metaphor - as a vehicle. Through subtractive sculpturing, I’m building a visual language to express this emotional sub-context and elicit a contemplative response.
My motive is to embody an essence of life and growth ... even transformation... without depicting a particular plant, shell, textured shoreline or specific narrative. By reconstructing various sculptured rhythms, I convey my poetic impressions of the natural world.
Rhythm and transformation, powerful elements in my life, are manifested in the metaphorical vessel. My work and my days and seasons are rhythmic cycles of insight, breakthrough, exploration, execution and refinement.
There are days of passionate, timeless creation. Those days are balanced with the rhythms necessary to realize a concept. It begins with the hard physical work and moves forward in stages of definition.
Each series has its own cyclic rhythm of refinement and expansion which can lead to dynamic transformation.