Spirit of Light

AARON POOVEY

PIECE
Spirit of Light

LOCATION
Sculpture Courtyard
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DESCRIPTION
Stainless Steel and Fused Glass

DIMENSIONS
10’ X 3’

ARTIST
Aaron Poovey

LBC Permanent Collection

About the Artist

I first began to explore sculpture by learning garden statuary in the mid-1980s. I sculpted my designs in clay and made molds to cast statuary. During that time, I also explored painting with acrylics and oils, though my love of solid materials led me deeper into sculptural work. I began working with alabaster, basalt, granite, and marble. In 1995, I began to work in metal-welded sculpture in bronze, mild steel, and stainless steel. I added fused glass created by local artist Branka Harris to the work in 2000.

In a process known as direct carving, I carefully and patiently study a stone until the shape and color inspires the image I ultimately pursue. All of my sculpture is equally divided between figurative and abstract work. For me, it is the ever-renewing process of exploration working through to the completion of a piece that drives my work.– Aaron B. Poovey

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