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A
LIFE
IN ART

My life in art is about an endless search for meaning. It's about a deep spiritual and metaphysical search to reconcile the human with the divine. The conflict is always between what is real and what is unreal. I never shy away from the absolute but seek proof in symbols and metaphors. My dialogues with stones and steel fire my creative juices. And playing with pieces of clay can carry me from an abstract line into a direction that takes hold until images emerge and take form. This is the moment of truth, the ultimate in letting the creative force take over. The moment when you become a vehicle for the infinite.
Essie Pinsker
  In my work, I am drawn to strong materials, swelling masses and deep voids. I find the majesty of stone inspiring, the power of steel riveting and the beauty of bronze enduring. Sculpting is an obsessive, arduous process where exhilaration and doubt are ever present. I continue working, watchful for the creative spark that will push the piece forward and look for the moment when I can still the human need for resolutions and let intuition propel me. I am always on the alert for the interaction of chance and feeling and I continually look for dramatic spatial rhythms and thrusting movements. When the accidental becomes a dynamic, it releases all sorts of creative images ... past, present and future.

Abstract in concept, I search for essential essences, be they figurative or non-representational, forms that bear resemblance to the world around me. In my marble work, it is the powerful and volumetric forms that captivate me. Bronze provides an entry into the world of spirit. My iron and steel constructions are very personal, very emotional. They are the essences of memory. Witness "Cat's Cradle," a replay of a childhood game. Or "Megalopolis" where shafts of steel crowd out the sky. Or "Slag" with its ominous shadows. Though the search is never-ending and the moments of truth fleeting, these are the magnets that pull me further.


Essie Pinsker         



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