What Can a Sculpture Evoke? Masks by Gregory Steinsieck
“Vishnu is one of three masks emerging from a single head. This face—one of the incarnations of the God of Hinduism—confronts us, surrounds us, and bathes us in illusion, the web of our echoing lives.”
“Can a sculpture be both spacious and defined, alive and yet crystalline earth? Can a sculpture also evoke sounds, smells, emotions?”
“This form extends towards the viewer. Deep clear-edged eyes and soulful mouth project awareness and voice. The radiant metallic and iridescent surface ripples with marks of light and subtle changes of color and tone.”
Gregory Steinsieck taught art and trained art teachers for 40 years in both universities and public schools. Since June of 2013, he has devoted his time and skills to the theme of the Mask, creating ceramic sculptures which embody this artistic concept. Four of his pieces were selected as Awards for the 2014 Peachtree Village International Film Festival held in Atlanta, Georgia in September. See more at gregorysteinsieck.com.