Sculpture is something made to stand in an interesting way.
Paul Sullivan: Before Landes Sullivan, my interests were sculpture and design. All pieces below are 1997 - 2003.
What meaning my work has is wrapped up how successfully I use gravity and balance to make banal materials expressive. Non-precious hardware store materials make the work more familiar, more accessible and human than I’d manage with more crafted or precious materials. If I can make a sculpture gestural and simply graspable, it can say something about chance, risk, urgency, decision and repose which may draw a hopeful and empathetic response from the viewer.
The piece above is about 2.5’ tall, just a piece of 2 x 4 with some saber sawn slots for character. It has some threaded rod running around and through it. Balance and resolution rest with a handful of lead weights hanging off the rod on string. It’s inspired by a wine bottle holder. The rod and weights take the place of the bottle.