ROBERT MICHAEL JONES
Industrial manufactured materials and objects constitute a modern vernacular that provides a historical framework for my critical observations of modern culture, behavior, and tradition. Observations that I dilate to historical and evolutionary scopes by using imagery that references moments throughout history. The juxtaposition of this imagery form timelines which, enriched with personal expression, become modern mythologies; human narratives that offer perspective on our historical moment.
When formulating these narratives I use a process of physical action and reaction where I consciously resist finality and stasis of form in favor of gesture and incompleteness. The rhythm of negative space, rough and refined surfaces, and use of patina as a transitionary state culminate into a visual tension between order and entropy. A dimorphic state which creates the impetus to view the figure as character and the sculptural object as artifact. My use of cultural objects provides specific historical context allowing me to utilize familiarity and obscurity, nostalgia and obsolescence as narrative mechanisms.