The simultaneous impact of a symbol on different levels of awareness, has always secured my attention in visual art, performance art, literature, or life in general. A via regia of sorts, as Freud would put it, the symbol allows entry to those subdued, if not forgotten forces that pull our strings.

The purpose of my art is to reconnect, discover, and/or realize the schisms in us all, so that we may change the course a little to the right, and see what happens....

For questions and/or comments, please contact me at: jael@jsculpt.com





    Photo: Judyth Greenburgh

NEW EARTH


Nature takes over, fed-up with human failure to protect life on Earth.

Medium: Metal, Astroturf

Dimensions    L: 24",    W: 19",    H: 26 1/4"

 






ENTER IF YOU DARE


Collaborative sculpture with my marble master daughter, Noa Lish. 

Medium: Metal, Glass

Dimensions    L: 29 3/4",    W: 6 1/4",    H: 21.3/4"


Photo: Judyth Greenburgh

 





Photo: Judyth Greenburgh

INSPIRATION


This is truly how it works for me. No choice in the matter!

Medium: Metal, Paint

Dimensions     L: 9 1/2"    W:  13"    H:  38 1/2"





WHEN SLEEPING WOMEN WAKE, MOUNTAINS MOVE 


Chinese Proverb

Medium: Metal, Glass, Olancha Sand Dune Sand

Dimensions    L:  6' 5 5/8"    W: 1' 10"    H: 1' 8 7/8"

Photo: Judyth Greenburgh





Photo: Judyth Greenburgh

ONLY CONNECT


Inspired by an excerpt from E.M. Forster's 'Howard's End'

Medium: Metal

Dimensions    L:  15"    W: 13.5"    H: 21 1/4"





LET THE BLUEBIRD FLY


Inspired by Charles Bukowski's poem Bluebird

Medium: Metal, Paper

Dimensions    L: 7 3/8"    W: 6 1/4"    H: 20 5/8"

Photo: Judyth Greenburgh





Photo: Judyth Greenburgh

THE THREE METAMORPHOSES OF THE SPIRIT

as told by Friedrich Nietzsche in Thus Spake Zarathustra


Medium: Metal

Dimensions    L:  3' 7 3/4"    W:  13"    H:  4' 1"








SKELETON WEED BARDO -a Maturango Museum Artifacts Challenge

Click for background info.






Photo: Judyth Greenburgh

UPWARDS


Medium: Metal, Glass

Dimensions  L: 13"    W: 4 1/2"    H: 26 3/8"





 

ESCAPE FROM THE PROMISE OF FALSE SAFETY 


Medium: Metal, Glass

Dimensions    L: 10 1/4"    W: 7 1/2"    H: 2' 7 3/4"

Photo: Judyth Greenburgh






Photo: Judyth Greenburgh

 

INYO


Dwelling Place of the Great Spirit (a Paiute translation of the county I dwell in)

Medium: Metal, Glass

Dimensions    L: 7 3/4"    W: 7 7/8"    H: 11 1/2"






MAKE IT GROW


Of relations and relationships.

Medium: Metal, Wood

Dimensions   L:  10 1/4"    W:  4 1/4"    H: 22 1/2"

Photo: Judyth Greenburgh





Photo: Judyth Greenburgh

GIMME

Nice monster turned Zombie through unstoppable want
Medium: Metal, Glass

Dimensions   L:  21"    W: 10 1/4"   H: 35 1/4"






EMPTY HANDED


The occasional relationship dilemma.

Medium: Metal

Dimensions    L: 10 1/2"    W: 7 1/2"    H: 23 1/2"

 





TOPOGRAPHY OF BELIEF 


Medium: Metal, Pressure Gauge

Dimensions    L: 3' 11"     W: 9"    H: 6'






 

ALL ONE 


A knotted, but spirited path.

Medium: Metal

Dimensions    L: 20"    W: 15"    H: 37"








 

UP OR DOWN


Depends on readiness, but either way is fine. 

Medium: Metal

Dimensions    L: 16"    W:13"    H: 4' 51/4"








 

FATE OF A BULLY


Also known as the Law of Attraction, or Karma.

Medium: Metal

Dimensions    L: 19"    W: 6"    H: 3' 2 2/3"







WEATHERING THE WEATHER


The wheel indicates the changing nature of perception.

Medium: Metal

Dimensions    L: 2' 1/2"     W: 12 1/4"     H: 3' 4 1/2"







VICIOUS CYCLE


Symbolizes how viciousness (anger, aggression) is immediately harmful to the perpetrator (no matter who started first), be it through adversarial relations, or internal mayhem (most likely both). The title is a word play on 'vicious cycle', as in the repetition of a harmful cycle, but also as in the projected meanness of suppressed pain.






 STATE OF BEING


The missile entering the back symbolizes past attacks, perpetrated by parents, and/or other care givers, causing aggression in turn (internal and external), symbolized by the missile being thrown, while figure is really wishing for peace (as revealed by left hand).


Medium: Metal

Dimensions    L: 25"    W: 23"    H: 30 3/4"







A CRACK


"There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."   -Leonard Cohen

Medium: Metal

Dimensions    L: 9"    W: 8"    H: 16 3/8"








THE UNEXAMINED LIFE


Manifest Ignorance

Medium: Metal

Dimensions     L: 16"     W: 12 1/4"     H: 41"







SUMO WOMAN


Ready to defend her sphere. She is filled with sand, because Noa, my then 12 year old daughter, once remarked (while retracing the faulty reasoning behind female subjugation), that the biblical Eve was every bit as godly as Adam, for if God touched Adam's sandy body, and Eve came from Adam, then the following rule applies: if a=b, and b=c, then a=c.


Medium: Metal, Sand

Dimensions    L: 27 1/8"    W: 9 1/2"    H: 33 1/2"







SCHISM


The face of alienation.

Medium: Metal, Resin

Dimensions:   L: 28 1/4"  W: 12"  H: 69"







SELF MUTILATION


The price to pay for heightened attention to appearance

Medium: Metal

Dimensions    L: 14"    W: 5 1/2"    H: 11"







WAITING


Waiting for the spring to unwind

Wanting to be propelled, but not quite ready yet

Medium: Metal

Dimensions    L: 11"    W: 10 1/2"    H: 15"







SEXUAL HEALING 


Healing through connectedness

Ecstatic dissolving of boundaries

Medium: Metal, Sand

Dimensions    L: 14"     W: 14"     H: 24"










FORKING


Reminiscent of another "F" word

Medium: Metal

Dimensions     L: 14 3/4"     W: 6"     H: 9"







 NOT SCARED


Circumstances can't bring this happy monster down

Medium: Metal

Dimensions     L: 12"     W: 3"     H: 23" 







 VIOLENCE #1


Idea for this sculpture came through a conversation with my friend David from "The Humanist Movement" on different forms of violence.

Violence as an internal as well as external destroyer (figures are connected on bottom to symbolize flowing border between self and/or non self

Medium: Metal, Resin

Dimensions      L: 25"     W: 6"     H: 25 1/2"









 VIOLENCE #2


Clear demarcation between aggressor and victim

Effect of violence on receiving end (recoiling, freezing up, no eye contact)

Medium: Metal

Dimensions     L: 22 1/4"     W: 6"     H: 23 1/2"








SELF PLEASURE


Self explanatory

Medium: Metal

Dimensions      L: 12"     W: 22"     H: 17 3/4"








WOMAN


Strong, yet delicate. 

Medium: Metal

Dimensions      L: 6"      W: 6"      H: 11 1/2"







PERFECT MATCH


How particles, large and small, interlock -for better or worse.

Medium: Metal

Dimensions      L: 7 5/8"     W: 3 1/2"     H: 15 5/8"







WHAT'S NEXT?


Ready for the unknown

Medium: Metal

Dimensions      L: 38"      W: 9 1/2"      H: 26 1/8"







OPEN EXCHANGE


Flowing exchange between inner and outer worlds

Medium: Metal

Dimensions      L: 26 1/4"      W: 26 1/4"      H: 56 1/4"



 





GREEDY MONSTER


The monster is about to adorn itself with too much jewelry.

Jewelry display

Medium: Metal

Dimensions      L: 13"    W: 12"    H: 36 3/4"







RARE VICTORIES OVER HABITUAL CRAP


Choking out the noise

Medium: Metal

Dimensions    L: 22"  W: 9"  H: 38 3/4"







MOMENTARY BALANCE


Worth the three seconds it lasts, before falling flat on the face or on back of the head.

Medium: Metal

Dimensions       L: 9 3/4"      W: 6 3/4"      H: 16"







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