Private Tour - Artist Studio Visit in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
What a great idea to celebrate a birthday: get your best friends together and take a private tour. The highlight was a studio visit to Brooklyn based artist, Boaz Vaadia.
“My work is based on the concept that man functions according to the same laws as all other creatures of nature. Therefore, the urban environment is not an artificial creation but a natural habitat that we have created for ourselves. Through the exploration of the connection between man and nature, I create sculptures and environments that are contemplative and serene.”
The materials that he uses are all from the immediately area surrounding his studio. They include slate, shingle, bluestone and boulders. Each piece is hand carved using a hammer and chisel. Then the stone layers are stacked to create figurative sculptures. Vaadia’s process parallels natural transformations in stone and recalls ancient methods of construction that rely on the cut and weight of the stone rather than on mortar. The pieces are linked to natural processes and look as though created by wind, water, and time.
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