California sculptor Charles Sherman was born in 1947 in Atlantic City, NJ. Charles studied art at UCLA and has had various mentors as an artist and student. He has traveled and visited museums of America and Europe, and studied the lives and techniques of the twentieth-century and old masters. He has intensively studied the art, religion, mythologies, and sacred texts of ancient cultures. Charles is currently interested in developing personal and inner growth and the creative process.
INFINITY RINGS are inspired by a strip that is a continuum of planes invented by German mathematician, A. F. Moebius, in the nineteenth century. These strips are joined into rings that have no beginning and no end; the bottom side becomes the topside and the inside becomes the outside. If you follow your finger around any one plane or edge of a ring you will complete the circle and end where you started.
After exploring the process and bouncing back after many failures, Charles Sherman developed a method of building hollow twisted ceramic rings. The rings are especially innovative and unique because hollow ceramic rings tend to collapse upon building or firing.
The continuum is the same principle M.C. Escher based many of his creative works where reversals of positive and negative space are explored.
Charles Sherman’s artistic vision is about exploring the creative process and digging deeper into the personal unknown. For Sherman, this is where art and inner growth lie. Art and beauty are then, by-products of the creative process. For more information about Charles Sherman and his artwork, visit www.charlesshermanart.com.