The Automated Artist in Contemplation

sanderson-the automated artist in contemplation-basswood-heart wood

Basswood and Purple heart
h9.5″ x w10″ x d4″
Collection of the Artist

I am the sum of my parts; the part from yesterday, from today, the woman of ten years ago and the one I will be tomorrow. It is these parts, fully assembled, that offer a portrait of my ‘self’. Physical parts carved and worn smooth, held together by the mesh of my ideas and emotions. Influences from the past, present and future may provide volume and give weight to the form but the crisp edges, sweeping curves and dark recesses are mine as author, sculptor and individual.