Art Description: CLOUD HANDS is about “center” and about movement. As in the
practice of T’ai Chi Chuan and the series of movements entitled “Cloud Hands”: one
is both “centered” and one’s hands and feet are moving around the center, floating
before one like clouds. While the overall movement of the series might be
somewhat linear, along the ground, the design and function of all the movements
together is not unlike the movement of a wheel around its center.
The other aspect of CLOUD HANDS sculpture is that the four blocks of
stone are natural elements, created by nature. They are separate entities, like states
of a nation, or however you choose to think of them. They are joined together by the
stainless steel, truncated tetrahedron which is a man-made, high-tech structure.
One may interpret this structure as the man-made aspects of a nation: culture,
language, governmental, social and economic structures and organizations, all of
which create and hold together a nation, which is man-made: this is the yang aspect.
They hold together the parts of the natural environment that are the geographic
parts of the nation, the blocks of stone, this is the yin aspect.
Medium Used: Four USA Granites and Stainless Steel