BARNETT

SCULPTURE

Gesture Sketches


Study of Laura I and II

While teaching Figure Drawing at Merced College, I would hire the model to stay after class and ask him or her to hold a 20-minute gesture pose. I would cut directly into sheets of sculpture wax and squeeze the shapes together.  These are created quickly as a more literal interpretation of human proportions to help keep my eye trained - much like a sketch.

Study of Laura I

Inspired by Gesture Sketch # 18, I made this new variation called Study of Laura I in order to create a limited edition of 12.

11.5"H x 5"W x 8"D

Study of Laura II

Inspired by Gesture Sketch #19, I made this new variation called Study of Laura II in order to create a limited edition of 12.

5.5"H x 5"W x 12"D


I've always admired the iconic art themes while teaching Art History of the 20th Century.  The Kiss has been reinvented by many famous artists including Rodin, Klimt, Brancusi, & Picasso among others.  

My first version here was a miniature.  27 years later,  I enlarged The Kiss to a life-size (unique cast) variation , including more details (sold).  I am currently creating several new small variations that will be turned into a limited edition series.  Original in the Artist's Collection.

Gesture Sketch #4 and Sea Shell Dreams

The seated figure's belly has a spiral symbolizing the infinity of new life and the drawn relief shows the same figure seated next to a spiral seashell on the beach.  In the Modest Collection

Dancer (limited edition of 7)

Dancer was inspired by my early years studying Ballet and enjoying the performances of the SF Ballet.  She is spinning on point, imaginary arms raised above, left leg bent behind her, but our eye can not focus on her whole form in motion, only the silhouette edge of her body, emphasized through abstracted minimal concave and convex form.

Jazz Turquoise

limited edition of 7

Early Works from the 1980's

Daydreams II

Reflections

Seated Figure I

In the Artist's Collection

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