Philip Haas, in marrying sculpture, painting, film, and architecture, has created a contemporary visual vocabulary all his own. He describes his process as “sculpting by thinking.”
Inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldo's renaissance painting, WINTER, Haas's bronze sculpture, accentuates the visual puzzle of natural forms – bark, branches, twigs, moss, fungi, vines, ivy - as they are recycled to form a human portrait. The result is at once grotesque, earthy and exuberant - a commentary on Arcimboldo's style and a work of art in its own right.
WINTER. Bronze. 16" x 8" x 7". 2015.