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