Jody Stein has done it again, creating intricate, one of a kind, masterful “Ground Score Sculptures.” Her latest series, positioned as an army of art below, are created and erected from discarded scrape metal fragments, pencil reminisce and plastic pieces that once were the innards of some random technological device. Recently, Stein expended her art studio, which inspired these new creations. I am the lucky one, getting to feast my eyes on these treasures first hand and then getting to share with you the fruits of Steins artist design.
Within each piece of media that “Ground Score Sculptures” are created from, tell a cycle of stories. Some how this media has become part of Steins’ sculptures and what she artistically does is retell the story. Her fingers are nimble and skilled at fine detailed work. Creating miniature works of art, she is often designing with tiny fragments and slivers of media.
Each sculpture uniquely joins, symmetry, balance, design and color, creating something of wonder. I have often ask Jody how she knows pieces of media will fit as through they were one . Her answer, “the pieces talk to me, I just know.” What impresses me most is the physical balance she creates in each sculpture.
Pictures do not do Jody Stein’s ground score sculptures justice. They are meant to be experienced up close, at eye level. Having both a front and back side to each sculpture, viewing the circumference, demonstrates the intricacy and detailing Stein has captured in each, one of a kind piece.
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