A few weeks ago I published a post about a journalism student in NYU who decided to do a project on me. Her project was to document a day in New York City from the perspective of a visually impaired artist. By doing this project, she was not only able to find out a lot about me and my stone sculptures, but she was able to compile a video presentation, which she got to use for school.
This video captures me as an artist who has a passion for creating contemporary sculptures of realism, in addition to abstract sculptures from my point of view, which includes the fact that I am legally blind in my right eye. This video also explains how I use my modern sculptures to preserve objects such as toothpaste, ketchup, and cookies.
Outside of these representational sculptures that I make, these are all objects that have an expiration date, and they will eventually “go bad.” But when these objects are created in solid stone, I can be assured that they will withstand the test of time. In essence my stone sculptures are a visual history book for future generations who will wonder what the world was like in our times. And because these sculptures are made from stone, they are immortal, and they will last forever, which means that they will influence many people for years to come.
Below is the video that was created about me by Dongnan Chen. I hope you enjoy it!