As a sculptor, my interests lie in symbolism, subtle gestures and elegant form. I start with basic volumes when I build my life-sized figures from clay slabs that allow me to bend and stretch them. In some sculptures, a simple steel armature in the legs and below the pelvis can carry the weight of the entire upper body.
This method of building with hollow forms often suggests how I will develop the outer forms further, refining them and creating rich detail with more slabs and modeling with clay. I sometimes start with only a gesture of movement on a scrap of paper. The finished work has a living presence.
For over 30 years I have been casting my large clay figures in bronze.
Over the years I have also enjoyed working with other materials such as glazed stoneware and aluminum; currently, a series of aluminum ‘nests,’ again simple beautiful forms.
For me, sculpture is a never-ending journey of discovery and creative play.
My studio is in New Paltz, NY where I live.
- Trina Greene, sculptor.
Sonadora (Dreamer) detail