Spotlight Gallery - Patrick Dougherty
Artist & Wire Sculptor
When I work with wire… or paint, pastels, or pencils, I reduce complex concepts and ideas to simple, elegant, minimal forms. I am fascinated by the beauty of one continuous contour line and I incorporate this appreciation into every piece of wire art I design. Although I create a sketch to use as a model before I construct each piece, the design process often leads my hands to unexpected paths and it is exhilarating to compare each work I create to the original design. I outline the space and let the space frame the image. Like nature, each piece reminds me that there are no mistakes in creation and I only need to change my perspective to find meaning in my work. I enjoy the process that begins with a vivid idea and ends with artistic expression. I trust that viewers will interpret their own meanings when they see my work and it is my hope that they will enjoy it as much as I enjoy creating it.