J. Aaron Alderman
As an artist I use the repetition of lines to capture the emotional expression of the human form. Through the highly physical process of bending steel round stock I am driven to create sculptures that are emotive and connective. With the use of simple tools I draw in space, repeating stylized lines, to create the structure of my sculptures. As each line captures the contours and musculature of the body, these same lines begin to tell a story. Each line builds on the next, flowing with rhythm and pattern. The form is revealed, the story develops along with the rawness of emotion. Hand-made copper elements accent most works, usually highlighting the expressiveness of the hands. Once this process is finalized and oxidation has begun, the sculpture is then completed by the presence of the viewer.