ARTIST STATEMENT

Sculpture garden

Laurel Dunscomb's sculpture "Energy" - at right in photo - is on view at the Utsukushi-ga-hara Open Air Museum, Nagano, Japan

I chose sculpture as a medium because of its unique ability to communicate. Sculpture allows us to experience tangible form, and intangible space. I incorporate the two so the viewer perceives them as equal and is drawn into this relationship. The pieces comprise a modeling process that interprets simplicity as power, and balance as an urgent kinetic force.

My work integrates into the environment in which it is placed, yet moves us into an internal place, which is open to interpretation. The experience is completed on an individual basis depending on what the individual has experienced, and all the paradoxes that implies.

My sculpture will respond not just to physical conditions but also to the cultural context of its environment. I work with relevant themes that affect human lives. Subject matter has included the environment, racial equality, and human rights. The awareness of these issues and addressing them in my work will, hopefully, work towards a better future for upcoming generations.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  • Reading Public Art Museum, Reading PA
  • Asheville Art Museum, Asheville NC
  • Akiba Academy, Dallas TX
  • San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio TX
  • Utsukushi-ga-hara Open Air Museum, Nagano, Japan

NATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

  • Reading Public Museum, Reading PA (acquisitions exhibition)
  • Orion Gallery, Alexandria VA (solo exhibition)
  • Gallery Madison 90, New York City
  • Atrium Art Gallery, Hartford CT
  • Brookfield Art Center, Brookfield CT

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

  • Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale, Toyamura, Japan
  • International Exhibition of Fine Arts & Crafts, Kanazawa, Japan
  • Gallerie International, Paris, France
  • Utsukushi-ga-hara Open Air Museum, Nagano, Japan
  • National Museum of Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS - NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL