Hard Bop No. 6By Dean Logan
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Acrylic, Wood, acrylic, enamel, stain
Dimensions: 88.9cm (H) x 38.1cm (W) x 10.2cm (D) / 35" (H) x 15" (W) x 4" (D)
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My sculptures are abstract, three-dimensional wood compositions in vibrant colors and, recently, natural wood finishes. As abstractions they are not meant to represent any one thing. Instead they are expressions of color, form and energy as shapes juxtapose and create random and unexpected relationships to each other. I’m inspired by jazz with my latest work – hard bop jazz specifically. I’m especially drawn to the concept of improvisation as it relates to music. It’s chaos with discipline – randomness with structure. Much like a player in a band taking his turn at a solo, my work is not planned. There is no sketch or idea before I begin cutting the wood. I simply cut then compose the pieces until it feels right. Then I add color and textural elements to make the piece finished.
Based in: Raleigh, NC
I grew up in a home in Shelbyville, Kentucky where art and culture were always present. My mother, Jean Logan, was a Cartographer for the army in WWII and would later become an in-demand portrait painter. She continued drawing and painting until she passed away at 92. Painting and drawing …
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