I’ve been watching Geoffrey Gorman since 2008. He’s one of those artists. The kind of artist that makes me wish I had the power to be a fly on the wall of their imagination when they create. One of those artists. His work has grown since my last post about it, expanded, yet pulled in tighter, deeper, more layered.
Paromius, wood, metal, cloth, found objects
32″ x 29″ x 11″
This response from Gorman, to comments left on the previous post about his work, speaks to the work and the man: “I appreciate all the responses to my fanciful animals. Yes, there is pain, the pain that is being felt by the natural world as humans destroy it, and humor. My creatures are still surviving, some even fighting back. Some are getting stronger as nature takes them back.”
The Courtship of Purcist & Osmia, wood,metal,cloth,found objects
22″ x 30″ x 22″
Faternus & Packardi, wood, metal, inner tubes, found objects
28″ x 18″ x 21″
“A broken bent tree branch, bleached from sun and rain, makes me think of weathered bones: fingers, legs, backbone, and hip bone. Old stained strips of cloth act like bandages and clothing, hiding and holding it all together. Sculpted wax covers the frame and joints of wood. Found and lost objects assembled into curious and evocative shapes is what excites me.”
Degeeri, wood, metal, lead, stone, found objects
26″ x 19″ x 9″
Listen to Geoffrey Gorman speak about his inspiration for and process of several pieces in this video.
Miss me? Yes, I know, I slipped away quietly for days. . .without even a word.
Things are changing and shifting on many levels for this Muse, for daMuse.
I’m here, just not always here. . .for at least a little while longer, until I finish a few more things.
In and out, that’s where I’ll be. Like breath. In and out.
Reinvention is a wonderful exercise and I am embracing it with my whole self.
Sometimes that requires pulling back so that I can move forward to be with you fully once again.
I’m wrapping up my class this week and getting ready to open registration for Fall classes in a day or two.
More soon and then back to sharing art with you.
Sending love and light. . .and catching what you send back my way.
The image above is from a recent photo shoot.
Ahhhhh…the sweet innocence of youth!