“As bodies interact in space, they create an unspoken and obscured language. Yet, for the most part, this information is lost in the distractions of life. I seek to capture those moments so we can rediscover energies we put out into the world.”
Eric Stephenson explores the form, spirit, and experience of the body (human and otherwise) rendered through abstraction and informed by industrial materials and methods. Stephenson begins his design process by defining graphic silhouettes of the body in motion. He then expands these angular lines and shapes into “a three-dimensional mass that can be pushed and pulled to exaggerate and communicate a sense of motion and weight.” The resulting sculptures, according to Stephneson, are “best seen when the forms are located within the public realm, where they mingle with others and begin the subtle conversations that only the subconscious can hear.”
Take a moment to breathe deeply and focus not only on the sculpture but also on the space around it and between you. What movements do you detect? What conversations do you hear?