Richard Royal Red Pepper Spiral
“Geometric Series ”
I’ve worked in glass for thirty years and for a good portion of that, I’ve focused on making large-scale sculptural objects that have deeply personal roots. A reoccurring theme is one of the relationships of individual parts, bonding together to make a dynamic whole.
The Geometric Series is an exploration into the theory that all things have a geometric significance or a mathematical sequence. Often this sequence builds on itself. If you break objects down, eventually you will find a geometric structure in the essence, whatever it is. My vision is to create organic sculpture using rigid components to portray this concept of growth and clarity in form.
When I first began this series, it was very direct in the replication of color and form. As it has evolved the sculpture has become more energetic with multiple types of surface treatments of the elements. This series has not only grown upward, but also outward to provide different experiences for the viewer as one moves around the artwork.