Artist Statement

My goal is to engage the observer in this moment. My sculptures are muscular movements with intimate, provocative, mysterious, sensuous and even humorous moments. A single piece represents an amalgam of relationships. The sculptures speak through association and metaphor, awakening and stimulating imagination, mine and I hope yours.

I begin my creative process with pencil drawings. They narrate my interior dialogue. I work the ideas until a leading image emerges. I commit and begin to cut, glue, and join wood beams to one another. I often return to my sketch book to solve issues that arise, in this way I navigate through each piece. I build and I grind and I sand to further articulate form, texture and detail. Surface and color are high-ranking. .


-Rachel Rotenberg