Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Katherine Gili sculpture

Artist Statement

My work is based upon a particular approach to the observed, dynamics of the human body. The body is not my subject but its physicality is my source of sculptural invention. I do not seek the literal, the allegorical or the metaphorical. I want to go beyond external appearances or associations to create a particular and unique heightened experience of the physical, fully expressed in three dimensional space.
I have been working with steel for forty years. I have never been daunted by the material but have always wanted to shape it and build with it myself.  I work directly with the material in the studio with no preconceived idea of what the sculpture should look like.
I continually try to rethink the relationship between my source; the material and the construction of the sculpture, to approach it with different emphasis each time.

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