Jeff Glode Wise

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    • Carved and stained oak cast bronze lips fabricated bronze counter wings
    • 20 x 18 x 18 inches
    • Gravity of Clouds
    • A balanced arm of forged & patinated bronze with painted wood forms and natural stone floats above a carved concrete base
    • 30 x 14 x 14 inches
    • Walking with Joan and Alexander
    • Carved and bleached oak, cast glass and natural lava stone on a concrete base
    • 36 x 25 x 8 inches
    • High Heel Stingray
    • Welded bronze
    • 71 x 22 inches
    • Standing to Taurus
    • Carved and bleached oak with stainless steel and stained concrete base
    • 20 x 12 x 8 inches
    • Barco de Besos
    • Cast and carved concrete, blackened oak, forged bronze and shells
      • 30 x 16 x 8 inches
    • Creation of Thought
    • A welded bronze cage contains a floating wand of carved wood and shells counter balanced with a natural stone
    • 38 x 24 x 14 inches
    • Galactic Theory
    • Gold plate over bronze with natural stones and carved concrete base
    • 45 x 36 x 12 inches
    • Skyliner #1
    • Carved and stained oak with native rock and forged bronze
    • 24 x 68 x 34 inches
    • Streaming Obelisk
    • Gold plate over forged bronze, blackened oak and cast concrete base
    • 30 x 12 x 24 inches
    • Lunar Cycle #1
    • Chrome plated and patinated bronze, stained oak
    • 58 x 24 x 24 inches

Artist Statement

My sculpture has a strongly asian aesthetic, rooted in balance, with great respect for materials and their inherent textures. I try to elude the grasp of gravity, allowing rocks to float and metal to flow like water. From there I interpret visual gestures found in nature and astronomy such as swirling galaxies and the rhythmic movement of birds and fish. There are also references to the human figure and spirit. My figurative work, which is done in marble and cast bronze depict people transformed by circumstance, altered by contact with life beyond themselves. I use cast and carved concrete with blackened wood as my earthbound elements, while forged bronze provides fluid motion. The materials however are just the tools I use to help me achieve my ultimate goal, which is the transformation of motion into emotion, seeking not a reaction but rather an interaction.