PHILIP HAAS

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.

 

Clay Original
Clay Original
Clay Original
Mould Making (Rubber)
Mould Making (Rubber)
Mould Making (Rubber)
Mould Making of Twigs
Opening the Mould
Wax
Wax
Wax
Wax
Ceramic Shell
Ceramic Shell
Ceramic Shell
Ceramic Shell
Ceramic Shell
Fibreglass Reinforcment
Ceramic Shell Reinforced
Hollow Ceramic Shell
Melting Bronze
Heating the Shell
Ceramic Shell in Sandpit
Bronze Pour
Bronze Pour
Bronze in Ceramic Shell
'Knocking out'
'Knocking out'
Bronze is Revealed
Cutting Off Runners + Risers
Cutting off Runners + Risers
Final Bronze
Patination
Final Product
Final Product
Final Product

WINTER. Bronze. 16" x 8" x 7". 2015.