Jim Keller

Artist Statement

The discovery of the concept of negative space opened a creative door for me. After seeing the work of stone sculptor Jesus Moroles I was inspired to investigate the wheel form. My first wheel included a sphere representing a meteorite that penetrated the center of the form. That pierce was entitled “Evolution of the Wheel”. Little did I know at the time that this would be the start of a series in which I have explored the wheel form.

My goal as an artist is to combine the circular form, fair curves and drama with the character and natural beauty of wood to create a sculpture highlighting negative space resulting in a unique sculptural form with implied motion and drama. As I work on a sculpture I am trying to create a fluid form , combining the pure circular form with intersecting plains and varying arcs.