Art Brokerage: Edward Walsh American Artist: b. 1944. Creating a sculpture is a journey into the realms of form, line and material that will accept my artistic will. During creation; the sculpture calls on me to continually find new answers that meld with each successive change, and which I must integrate into a work that possesses its own persona, beauty and significance. I continually sculpt directly by hand in stone, marble, granite, or with steel, bronze, and aluminum, or even in Styrofoam to create models to be cast in bronze. In bringing my energies to bear on the resistances inherent in each material, each creation takes time, sometimes great lengths of time working very hard materials and later emerges as if spontaneously after months or even years of shaping and refining. Rodin used to say “Patience is also a form of action.” Michelangelo has his unfinished “Slave,” series. My works inevitably come full circle as if the refinement of closure is as essential as the first stroke of the chisel on marble or the first cut-out of steel. My work has been called modern, fine art, abstract, figurative and even pop art. Laughing Nude, 1971 is an example for all of those descriptions and more. I am predisposed on empathetic and visceral levels to relate my sculptures to forms I find in people, animals and nature. Listings wanted.