“Balance Point” – Hanna Jubran

Steel, paint
1.5’w x 9’h x 1.5’d

From the artist:

The point along an object’s length at which there is equilibrium in full, and this could be mental or emotional stability. This sculpture is a tribute to Constantin Brancusi, which I admired as one of the greatest sculptors. The process I utilized for creating these sculptures was done by direct cutting into a block of sand. I cut layers to produce the open lattice-like patterns. My latticework represents the crystallization of nature’s elements and minerals. It represents the natural process of growth and distribution – the control as well as the freedom. The power of these forms in cast bronze comes from their existence in nature.

Artist bio:

Hanna Jubran received his M.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is currently a Sculpture Professor at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Hanna’s work addresses the concepts of time, movement, balance and space. Each sculpture occupies and creates its own reality influenced by its immediate surroundings. The work does not rely on one media to evoke the intended response, but takes advantage of compatible materials such as wood, granite, steel, stainless steel, iron and bronze. Hanna regularly participates in International art shows, competitions and symposiums. Some of his most recent activities are: The creation of “A Monument to a Century of Flight” in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina; The International Sculpture Biennale, Chaco, Argentina; The Elements of the Earth Symposium at Pedvale Sculpture Park, Sabile, Latvia, The International Wood carving Symposium, St. Blasien, Germany; The International Sculpture Symposium in Pirkkala, Finland; Tultepec, Mexico Monumental Sculpture Symposium; The international sculpture symposiums in: Jish, Israel; Ma’llot, Israel; Cayo Largo, Cuba; Granby, Canada; Kemijarvi, Finland; The international Sculpture Symposium and Conference in Europas Parkas, Vilnius, Lithuania and The Toyamura International Sculpture Biennial at Toyamura Japan – where he received a semi-grand prize. In every symposium Hanna participates in, the sculpture created is retained as part of the town or organization’s permanent collection. Hanna is consistent in his pursuit of creating enjoyable sculptures for private and corporate collections.

Artist website: hannajubran.com