Marilyn Kuksht

To me it is a kind of magic that pieces of heavy metal can be shaped and fused, literally trans-formed by the simple cutting torch and electric arc; that they don’t fall apart, that they can defy gravity, that they can appear light.  The individual pieces are like notes of music that can be intellectually orchestrated or intuitively improvised to communicate directly with our imagination and emotions.

While I focus on form and the use of space, line, balance, and implied movement to create feeling, I believe it is the interplay between exactitude of form and a looseness of technique that gives my work it’s distinct “humanity”.
   
Often incorporated in my sculptures are scrap and industrial detritus which I see as  footprints of technology. I do not however draw attention to the source of these materials, but instead to the sense of energy, grace, movement and vitality rooted in their past. I do not set out to create meaning. Although titles insinuate my personal response to the work at one moment in time, meaning, if it exists, is given by the viewer.



Building: 101 - Studio: 1319A
Phone: 831-426-1935
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