graphic element Gerald M. Gardner
Peon Aristocracy
27 x 15 x 15

Realism, for me, is a tool that I use to ground my work into a tangible and understandable subject. Abstraction is the tool by which I heighten the emotional and conceptual elements of my work. The ultimate goal of my work is to combine these two elements in a proportional manner which will allow the viewer to choose either to appreciate the work based on aesthetical elements or to venture further, contemplating the conceptual meaning of the sculpture.

My work is very calculated and there is little included that is there merely by chance. Many symbols are juxtaposed with other elements and work to convey the greater meaning of the piece. Though I prefer a realist approach because it conveys a specific idea to a greater number of people, I find that as I work, other ideas manifest and accentuate with my original design.
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The Patriot, bronze 10 x 9 x 7
56. Reminiscence, bronze 13 x 9 x 9
212. Peon Aristocracy, bronze, concrete 27 x 15 x 14
213. Untitled, bronze, steel, concrete 59 x 50 x 50
214. The Race, bronze, steel, aluminum 23 x 24 x 21
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