2018/19 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
"Stacked Series" features twelve sculptures by artist, Ken Thompson
The ideas for this exhibit must have started sixty-some years ago with me as a toddler sitting on the floor ‘stacking’ blocks.
I have always had a fascination with buildings and bridges, as well as, the columns, posts, beams and arches that support them. I come to this world from a tradition of craftsmanship. I prefer to use materials that convey strength. I have always felt that good art should be well made and that there is no excuse for poor craftsmanship.
I see each sculpture as a ‘clean sheet of paper’ that presents new opportunities to discover solutions. Beyond content and suitability, my sculpture concentrates on the fundamental issues of form and how negative space defines it, as well as, the techniques employed to create it.