The impetus behind the Emergence series evolved from a desire to explore a more linear quality in my work, as well as to increase the scale of my vessel forms. The actual idea for the construction of the forms was modeled on the simple Boy Scout aluminum drinking cup, which was telescopic.
My intent with this series is to allow concepts of lyricism, gesture and movement to define the forms in a sculptural context. The element of patterning is critical in establishing a rhythm that is unique to each piece, while the actual scale and shape of the forms emerges naturally during the construction process.
The current scale range of these pieces is between 24” and 65” in height.