Federico Uribe began his career as a painter, evolving into a sculptor who uses everyday objects to give color, shape and texture to his work.
Uribe transforms coins, pencils, shoelaces, shoe soles, wire hangers, gardening tools and screws into luscious female figures, animals, plants and abstract sculptures – some will make you think, some will make you laugh, others offer a private meditative zone.
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Abstract #4, pennies, 48″ x 48″ x 10″
Chrysanthemum, yellow colored pencils, 48″ diameter
Abstract #10, safety pins, 48″ x 48″ x 10″
Free World, plastic soldiers, 24″ diameter x 12″ deep
Hooker, safety pins, 34″ x 15″ x 14″
The process includes hours of labor intensive repetitive work that borders on compulsive. I could get lost in the Abstract-O series (the first four images in this post are from that series). His portfolio is extensive so be prepared to spend some time there and don’t miss the Installations.[/private_archives]