Sculpture invites the eye to inhabit adjacent space, depending on form and mass to achieve its visual impact. It is this interplay between volume and the surrounding space that gives sculpture its special character. A convincing sculpture also integrates the character of the material and how it is formed, with such surface qualities as patina, color and finish. Finally, all sculpture requires the cumulative effect of changing angles, perspectives, distances and lighting to be fully comprehended.
In addition to my inventory of paintings, I occasionally acquire a few outstanding works of American and European 19th and early 20th Century sculpture to articulate the interplay between two and three-dimensional works of art. Some of the sculptors whose works I particularly admire for subject and originality of treatment are Bessie Potter Vonnoh, Paul Manship, Gustave Doré and Auguste Rodin.