18.5 x 3 x 2 in. (47 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm.)
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From Shray’s newest series, From My Fingers, My Heart Sighs, Shray creates these one-of-a-kind visceral works, all shaped by hand without the use of sculpting tools. This series draws from the human body in dance and movement, evoking shapes and angles that are at once raw and simultaneously fluid. Shray’s deftness as a sculptor is on stark display here, as these works have an immediate presence, but do not appear rushed or unformed. They are the results of expert craftsmanship clearly defined.
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Bronze sculptor, Shray, is one of the few working artists today who employs the subtractionist technique, where the artist finds the form in the clay as opposed to adding clay to an armature. Much like the technique of carving, Shray works with lines and shadows of the block, thoughtfully eliminating material from the block as she sculpts. Her simplicity of form has been compared to that of Henry Moore, Rodin and Brancusi. “I see the emotion in the form, the hard lines, the curves, and allow them to carry the human condition through and around the negative and positive spaces. I am concerned with the fine line between the individual and humanity and how to achieve this without succumbing to […]Read More