Rene Culler  
About the Artist
Abstract Anthropomorphic Sculpture
Common Objects As Metaphor
The Importance of Process in the Work
My Methodology in Glass Sculpture
The Effect of Light
Sources of Inspiration
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Common Objects As Metaphor

The "Grail Variation" sculptures began as a whimsy. I wanted to make an object that I considered absurd and appealing. I call these objects sculptures, because they are dimensional, and can serve no function, as by their composition- these often brightly colored stacks of cups and bowls have become rendered useless as functional objects. I am interested in the transformation of these common objects often employed for daily use, into metaphorical "maps" that describe a journey. This work is strongly rooted in Crafts, so I am happy to be a sculptor or a crafts person, the artist who actually fabricates the work. I insist on excellence in my work- the degree of craftsmanship and finish is important to the meaning of the sculpture.

Rene Culler