Signature Piece, 2001

Barry Dean Harvey


Over his career, Harvey’s work has evolved from landscapes to figurative to the abstract work that you see with Signature Piece. Each step in the creative process dictates the next move. The sculpture is akin to improvisational jazz, in that it is created not by set plan or ritual, but by allowing the work to flow from itself. There is spontaneity in the form, allowing the viewer’s own life experience to influence their interpretation of the art.