McGrain Spinning Buddha
approach to art making stems from tradition that emphasizes materials
and process. My sculptures are the result of a long intuitive investigation.
I work as a means to explore materials and forms and as a way to develop
and inform my conscious and unconscious concerns.
From my studio efforts, several reoccurring themes have emerged. Images
that make reference to nature's genesis and forms that symbolically refer
to time, such as seed and egg, sphere and torus, have been central elements
in my more recent sculptures. This concern is apparent in Spinning
Buddha through its expression of a union between motion and stillness.
My inspiration for the piece was a 5th century Indian depiction of the
seated Buddha. Whatever the source of my inspiration, I strive to create
provocative and engaging sculptures.