February 2005: Grant Bloodgood Sculpture

Grant Bloodgood' carved wooden sculptures could most easily be described as figurative, yet they have much stronger ties to conceptual ideas than they do to traditional concerns of form and figure.  The conceptual basis of his work is that the inside of the figure is more important than the outside and the human body is a vessel that contains the history of our experiences.   This is most evident in his pieces where cutouts allow us to see inside the figure.  The viewer is allowed to see internal organs, a house or small figures.  The use of the body is a necessary reference in order to set up the context of the works inner dialogue.