As a boy in elementary school I was looking through a book of art; the works of the master Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni. There I came upon photographs of his unfinished sculptures. It seemed to me as if they were indeed trying to get out of the stone, to set themselves free.
Years later as I studied mime and the human form, I picked up a piece of fabric and began to move in it and to study the effect it had over the body. Seeing the shapes of the limbs, the torso and the head take form through the material, I was reminded of Michelangelo’s figures in stone.
It was these experiences which inspired me to create my moving sculptures. Soon after this, while working with Michael Scholes on our company ‘PointFix’ I developed the choreography for “Cycles.”
Michael edited and produced the projections and Larry Ackerman was the photographer for the source images. Additional choreography by Jeannie McKenzie and Bryan Welch.
Bryan and Jeannie were SO good in this piece!