Blake Ward, SCA

“The beauty, grace and symmetry of traditional figurative sculpture has always called to me. It is my school and my obsession.

My language is the figure and I feel the need to comment on the human condition, sometimes distorted by demons, and other times enchanted by all that is pure within us. I have renewed my relationship to the human form. It has undergone a metamorphosis from silent conformity, where the rules and proportions were tantamount to completion.

I want to stretch the canons of classical realism by giving beauty another voice that challenges socio-political norms.

Today I challenge the traditional figure, creating a characterization of the Spirit; a metaphor to our inner world that might encourage us to seek a deeper understanding of ourselves.

It is my intention to reach into the 21st century using sculpture to transcend disciplinary boundaries between the physical bodies in bronze and the self-knowledge and understanding of the ethereal realm that is our internal landscape.”

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