We offer a studio program designed for artists with a developed studio practice and career located in the Motor Exhibits Building, encompassed by Grounds For Sculpture.
Born in Ghana, West Africa, I hold a BA (HONS) in sculpture and MA (Part 1) in African Studies, have worked at National Art establishments in Ghana and exhibited extensively. I use a variety of materials and employ traditional Ghanaian philosophies to communicate, exposing inherent conceptual realities of life.
I recreate life experiences into a fresh visual vocabulary of beautiful, sensual and playful abstracted imagery. It all begins with spontaneous thumbnail sketches that I translate into paintings, drawings, sculptures and monumental site-specific installations.
Having closely collaborated with many artists all over the world, worked at JA for almost 40 years and taught at PAFA, I am very knowledgeable of old European bronze techniques and styles, and now devote my full time to my own projects. I am an avid lover of classical music and mathematics, a proud father and grandfather.
I'm a sculptor, painter, draftsman, and author. I work with bronze, sawdust/resin, wood, and oils. My primary inspirations are figures in motion. My current series of work is with dancing figures correlated with hyperbolic mathematical shapes – Perpetual Motion = 4-D.
A sculptor and Master Gardener, I combine my passion for botany and sculpture using various media to create organic compositions that reflect the environment. My work is created sometimes for pure enjoyment and other times to convey an invitation to explore a more in-depth conversation.
A two-year apprenticeship at the Johnson Atelier morphed in a 22-year experience during which I made as much sculpture as I could, learned much, and met many other artists. When it ended, I gradually renewed a prior interest in painting, which I continue to enjoy today.
Professional Painter, Printmaker and Co-Department Head for Finishing at the Johnson Atelier, my work has been shown in venues throughout the Northeast, included in the permanent collections of Capitol Health Trenton, Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission, and Trenton Free Public Library
My work is colorful and vibrant with contrast in bold shapes and typography. Influenced by my traditional fine art background and education, my approach to design encapsulates a multitude of artistic principles that enhances and strengthens my approach.
Over a 19-year career beginning in illustration and fine arts, evolving into mural conceptualizing and execution, exhibit design and construction for nationally-recognized museums, I've proven my ability to capture ideas and put them together in a way that engages and transforms spaces.
I work predominantly in metal, experimenting with found object sculpture. I have a deep fascination with junk and the detritus of life, and use this as a way to address the environmental issue of recycling, transforming waste into sculptural treasures.