John Procario, Freeform Series Light Sculpture III, USA, 2017
With Freeform III, Procario continues the Freeform Series’ exploration of streamlined, undulating forms. Made of bleached ash, the work is treated with sprayed aluminum for a reflective, metallic finish.
Having grown up around his carpenter father’s workshop, John Procario brought his love for woodworking to the world of design. After studying sculpture in graduate school, Procario developed a unique aesthetic that influences his sculptural furniture and lighting. This aesthetic began with the idea of wood as metaphor for the human body. Just like bone or muscle, wood will bend comfortably to a point, then snap. Procario pushes the limit of breakage to create a sense of strain in the otherwise fluid gesture of the wood. Conceptually, this allows beauty to be the product of strain.
Procario’s furniture and sculptural lights are composed of micro-laminated, cold-pressed, bent wood. Procario begins his process by twisting ribbons of paper to explore potential designs. However, rather than using these models to control the wood’s shape, he allows the wood to form the shape it pleases. In this way, the artistic process becomes a collaboration between the craftsman and the wood’s respective personalities. The outcome is an organic, fluid form balanced with a sense of motion.
As the artist works on a commission basis, custom sizing and finishes may be accommodated.
Dimensions: 12 H x 30 W x 72 D inches
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