Art Brokerage: Charles Sherman American Sculptor: B. 1947. The intersection between spirit and form is a primary factor in the work of sculptor Charles Sherman. Sherman's ceramic objects are both earth-bound and ethereal and are concerned with the energetic implications of imagery, the psychological resonance of pictures, objects and materials, and the eternal double helix of life and art. Sherman's sculptures are tactile and careworn like leather wine skins, mathematical and organic like bent machine gears from the Stone Age, resolved and inscrutable like impossible to solve magic tricks. The Charles Sherman Rings are partially inspired by 19th century German mathematician A.F. Moebius's continuum of planes, the same formulation of the reversing-planar structure on which Escher based his most famous drawings. Each is a three- or four-sided twisted ring whose planar surfaces are continuous, having neither beginning nor end, inside nor outside. Each one seems to be a heavy optical illusion whose surfaces and architectural mysteries invite no, require the sense of touch in order to fully comprehend them. Private commissions available.
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