The Trumpets of Bezalel

welded steel

ht: 46 in./ 116 cm

For me, trying to penetrate the meaning of art with descriptive words is like trying to split firewood with a herring. I can explain one successful technique or another, but I cannot begin to describe the soul of a piece of art. Art is not stagnant or definite, but is dynamic and expansive, and is therefore emotionally captivating and verbally elusive.

In spite of the hours I've spent working with and contemplating this image, I feel like I've only begun to hear its story. There are some mysteries this work has taken on -- far beyond my own intention -- that may only be discovered by living with it. I've discovered a few; I have no doubt that there are other mysteries this piece has yet to reveal.

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