oYo by Ken Barnes
Thursday, October 4, 5 -9 pm
Exhibition Dates: October 4 – 27, 2018
Artist Talk: Saturday, October 13 at 1:30 pm
The focus of this show is my oYo form, which includes two vertical holes through the stone. I initially created this form nearly two decades ago when sculpting in Japan and have continued to experiment with the design and materials. The stone for the pieces in this show was collected, often in the wild, because the raw form appealed to my eye. I knew that I could expose the interior to the curious mind while preserving the elegant shape of its natural form. The holes have no utilitarian function but serve to draw the observer close for a view into the depths of the stone.