Wispy, joyful, heroic, gravity-defying white gesture sculptures created using methods and materials never-before available.
Every sculptor starts with sculpting wax and clay, sometimes stone. I spent a decade there, copying centuries-old techniques and messages, paying dues. But, never-before methods and materials and messages stood in a room down the hall called The Future. I turned the key and walked in. Now I was in MY element - design of things that never were. I could sculpt the now, not the before.
I dove into 3D simulations, 3D printing, carbon-fiber composites and polygonal surfacing—totally new ways of sculpting. These new tools give me opportunities for wispy thin-shell sculpture, huge forms which defy gravity, and the uncomplicated ability to adjust and modify everything for more beauty. I closed the door behind me and never look back. Now I create never-before, wispy, joyful, heroic, gravity-defying white gestures. I call them Swoopies.
Artist: Harold Linke from Lake Oswego, OR
Location: E. Chester Street and S. Public Road, NE corner