Balancing Time II

Fabricated aluminum
12′ x 4′ x 6′

From the artist:

I grew up in the city but my heart has always been in the country. I love nature with all its pattern, shapes, textures and motion. It is filled with fractals that are ever expanding through growth. The balance, tension, and movement that I observe are the consistent subjects of my sculpture. Natural floral arrangements, log jams on a river bank, erosion of a rock face, scarred trees with overgrown knots or cracks, pattern on water rippling in the wind fill my head with ideas.

The materials I use are the ones that best recreate the moment of time passed or about to occur. Although I own and operate a fine art bronze foundry, it is just one of the tools on my belt. Fabrication, carving and painting are also part of my arsenal. The ideas lead to the materials and techniques used rather than limiting the outcome due to a chosen material. My end goal is to show the reverence I have for the natural environment and hope that those viewing my sculpture do as well.

Artist Bio:

From the time he was a small child, Ed Walker enjoyed taking things apart and putting them back together. This curious and exploratory nature led Ed to pursue a career in art at East Carolina University School of Art. He furthered his training at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, building the University’s foundry and completing his MFA in 1979.

In 1980, Ed moved to New Orleans and found a job fabricating kinetic sculpture for sculptor, Lin Emery. In 1982 he began teaching sculpture at Tulane University. After five years of teaching, Ed decided to open a small foundry. There he made not only his own work, but cast for numerous other sculptors in the area.

Ed returned to his home state of NC in 1989. Carolina Bronze Sculpture was founded in 1990 and is located in Seagrove, NC. Ed has continued to make time for his own sculpture practice while continuing to provide foundry services to customers from all over the country.

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