Artist Statement


Art can be said to be inductive and this leads to a different type of proof from deductive reasoning.

I would like viewers of my work to engage in discourse and discussion on the various contexts that lead to possible observed meanings that they see in my sculpture.

My sculptures are set in situations that can be interpreted in different contexts. I use context to affect truth, or more specifically proposition truth for contextual reasoning. My bronze cast figurines are often placed in situations that can illustrate contextual conflict.

I create sculptures that use the situation as a way to propose valid contextual reasoning paths that lead to different conclusions. Art visually shows abstract, incomplete, and frequently ambiguous statements of a situation.

Furthermore, the medium is the message[1]. Bronze is a warm metal that is substantive and durable. Whatever truth is deduced or inferred from my bronze art can last a very long time.

1: McLuhan, Marshall, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man , 1964

Fractal Art created by William Miles