" I have focused on creating works, which deal with human emotion and conditions, primarily dysfunction, fragility, vulnerability, and the finite nature of living beings. The physical features of the figures are sculpted to exaggerate and express those universal experiences, and feelings. I very much think of my sculptures inhabiting earth, they are you and I, our neighbors, co-workers, friends. I have tried to create a universal figure, which is a representation of all of us.
This is the first time I have created a piece intended to be reproduced in multiples. Normally my works are one of a kind and hand sculpted, no use of molds or duplicating processes. In this case, the original sculpture no longer exists, but the multiples do. I have several other sculptures similar in scale and format, but aesthetically very different which are available if someone were to show interest." - Derek Weisberg
This piece of original artwork comes signed by Derek Weisberg and includes an Original Artwork Letter of Provenance from 1xRUN.
ABOUT Derek Weisberg:
Derek Weisberg is an artist who began sculpting at a very early age starting with the medium of mashed potatoes as soon as he could hold a fork and knife. Moving onto action figure assemblage when he could load a hot glue gun and at age 6 he transitioned into the medium of ceramics which was the beginning of his lifelong love and ultimate passion. He unwaveringly pursued ceramics sculpture throughout his child hood and teens, in Benicia CA where he was raised. At age 18 he moved to Oakland, CA to pursue his love for ceramics and art in general and attended California College of Arts and Crafts.
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