James Sagui

Artist Statement

My personal aesthetic is ever changing. For a long time my choice was a marriage of form and function rooted in traditional techniques. I have evolved into primarily sculptural work because this is where I can give more personality to a piece. Having a carving tool in one's hand, working the wood, one is connected by the chisel much as one is connected to paper with pencil or pen. I use traditional tools because of my training, the historical connection and because of what I feel to be a spiritual link between the material, the tool and the creator.