“I am writing this after returning from NYC and visiting galleries.
I find it almost impossible to enjoy one work that I see.. bits and pieces……but some time ago – perhaps 7 years or so…I discovered a wonderful artist by the name of Bernar Venet… and was spiritually moved by the way he used line; creating exciting movement in space.
He did this by his ability to draw with “steel” both on paper and physically. ….So, I purchased a work on paper from the artist Bernar Venet’s that captures the movement and energy of form…..Most sculptors cannot draw – including myself! …but they can see the volume and complexity of the material …I am thrilled with the work…“
About this week’s Guest Blogger:
Stan Smokler is a sculptor, adjunct professor at DCAD and curator. He also teaches an intensive weeklong welding workshop at his studio in the summer that I hear is awesome
(and HOT). I also know that he is a passionate and skilled squash player when he is not welding, teaching, curating or looking at art.
Sculptor Stan Smokler is this week’s guest blogger for the Artist as Collector series.
9″ x 12″