I began carving in 1974 and have always worked directly (without a model) utilizing the volume of the material and maximizing the limits of the stone.

My sculpture is improvisational -- my first inspiration was jazz. In my early years in Berkeley, where so many of my colleagues were doing additive sculpture in metal or ceramics, I learned to treat the stone like a piece of chewing gum which I could pull, push and bend in any direction.

Twelve years in Carrara, Italy honed my skills and Italy's artistic heritage clarified my vision. I carved mellifluous musical compositions in Marble. The balance and tension between negative and positive space and the infinite with the finite were -- and still are -- my sculptural concerns.

I've also been rendering imaginary planet surfaces first inspired by satellite photographs of other planets and their moons. these pieces are fascinating to me because of their micro-macroscopic ambiguity.

Stone is a fundamental material. As a man and artist, it is my goal to transform that substance into beauty and give something back to the cosmos.

Santa Fe, 2004

Paul Bloch
333 Rosario Hill
Santa Fe NM

email: paulbloch@hotmail.com

Represented by

Maybaum Gallery
49 Geary Street #416 San Francisco CA 94108
Tel:415 658 7669

Heather Gaudio Fine Art
66 Elm Street
New Canaan CT 06840
Tel:203 801 9590

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©2004 Paul Bloch