John Fisher

Creating is a profoundly philosophical and spiritual act of faith. My marble sculptures are carved spontaneously and intuitively, relying upon years of observation and the discipline of drawing. I have lived and worked for many years in Europe, primarily in Italy, giving me a notable lean towards the classical. However my approach is initially abstract. I begin without models or drawings, creating movements and a rich surface texture, which stimulates ideas. Once I see my vision, it is refined using a technique of carving only the profile lines of my subject, until all points of view align and the image is realized. Some of my works are public on-site carvings, which are educational demonstrations of my creative process. By including the public, new and socially significant sculptures are born. The impact of witnessing the birthing of the sculpture extends out into the community, uniting people in a common experience. People can view my work either at my home and studio (note the above address) or at the Prentice Gallery on Main St. in the village of Mendocino.

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