Natural Aspects with Human Interventions

“My stone sculptures tend to be a balance of natural aspects with human interventions.” - the artist

CLOUD HANDS I, 1994, 11 feet sq, SOLD

CLOUD HANDS I, 1994, 11 feet sq, SOLD

Jon Barlow Hudson has been creating large scale sculpture projects for public environments since 1976, in 27 countries round the world: 23 throughout China alone. This has provided him with a uniquely broad experience of art & sculpture in many different cultural & architectural contexts.

“My 1st % for art project, POLARIS, was for Miami/Dade in 1979, for Homestead Public Library: soon followed by VINCULUM AMORIS for S. Regional Court in Hollywood, FL.” - the artist

DOUBLE HELIX, 2010, 25' L x 8' H, SOLD

DOUBLE HELIX, 2010, 25' L x 8' H, SOLD

I work on any scale, in a wide range of materials, in various motifs & types of installation. While many of my projects have been in various kinds of metal such as stainless steel, I especially like working with stone. Many of my large scale projects have involved working with various types of clients in both early & later stages, sometimes developing a project with them. Virtually all have been designed with their intended sites uppermost in mind, within budget & on schedule. While most are stand-alone, several have been atrium installations and wall mounted: a couple have been fountains.

FENESTRAE AETERNITATIS: BOOKS INTO INFINITY, 2013, 18’ L, SOLD

FENESTRAE AETERNITATIS: BOOKS INTO INFINITY, 2013, 18’ L, SOLD

My sculpture projects tend to be abstract, often geometric in 1 way or another. Certain projects might have more literal, humanistic or figurative aspects such as my ETRUSCAN MAENAD series, inspired by a bronze figurine in the Fiesole museum. My stone sculptures tend to be a balance of natural aspects with human interventions. My sculpture may be seen as iconic for the most part, or symbolic, very often referencing a center, whether actual or spatial.

ETRUSCAN MAENAD-MOTHER BEAR, 2012, life size. SOLD

ETRUSCAN MAENAD-MOTHER BEAR, 2012, life size. SOLD

It often works with balance; space in contrast with form; implied space; ambiguity if incorporating mirror surfaces; light & darkness; a continuum, implied or actual; movement & flow such as a vortex; interior & exterior; natural/organic with man-made. I always thoroughly research a given project & create a sculpture or project that speaks to the pertinent characteristics of the situation, whether cultural, environmental or architectural.

TREE OF KNOWLEDGE, 1992, Bronze, 10' H, SOLD

TREE OF KNOWLEDGE, 1992, Bronze, 10' H, SOLD

This is a collection of commissioned public art projects. I have several various other options relative to type of work and choices of the works can be themed.

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