Foundation; Bronze, Aluminum, Iron, Fabricated Steel; 4’ x 4’ x 2’
My work investigates the physical interactions and relationships between humans and nature. How do we interact with the spaces or objects that control and manipulate our environment? What are the materials that build the framework of these spaces? And how different is our constructed environment from the one around us? I draw off these three main questions and attempt to answer them and produce a conversation by using recognizable yet obscured, altered and translated objects to re-contextualize our fabricated environment. By taking natural elements and reapplying them into common forms we use and recognize, I attempt to shine a light on these moments we encounter daily but ignore.
About the Artist
Calvin Hubbard is an American sculptor whose work focuses on the physical interactions and relationships, between people and materials. He does this through altering and manipulating recognizable objects in order to re- contextualize our fabricated environment. Hubbard’s work is in major response to the states and countries he’s lived in and visited all of which have contributed to how and why he creates. He is currently finishing his BFA from Alfred University, and plans to pursue residencies and continue his studio practice. Hubbard’s work is included in several public and private collections across the United States.