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Photograph of Artist ROBERT PULLEY
ROBERT PULLEY
Columbus, Indiana - United States


, Black Wall, Abstract, $630
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, Black Wall, Abstract, $630
, Blue Knobbly, Abstract, $472
, Icarus Wing, Abstract, $2,205
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, Serengeti, Abstract, $2,310
, Bull, Abstract, $2,205

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Artist Statement

A friend told me recently that it was helpul for her to know how an art work is created and how the artist thinks. That led me to consider what I have to say about my art work. When one looks at my sculpture I hope one sees strength, mystery, sensuousness, spiritual energy and more. How these constructions in modeled clay can stir such responsed in myself and others is a mystery to me, but I can say something about my methods and way of thinking. I have always been intuitive, reactive and spontaneous. I love improvisation, expression and the power of chance and serendipity. This may not seem obvious in large pieces that must be carefully crafted over weeks or months. Here is how it works. When I began the first pieces in this body of work many years ago they were purely improvisational. I would begin each piece with a flat slab of clay that I cut into a shape that would be the bottom of the sculpture. I usually had a vague idea of the proportions I wanted. This general notion set the theme within which I worked. In the manner of free jazz I would consider the form I had and mentally project what the possibilities might be for structure, expression and coherence. I worked on 4-6 pieces at a time adding a fat coil per day which I pinched into a 3"-4" section. When the sculptures were leather hard they were scraped to ...

Original Artworks (20)

Robert Pulley, Black Wall, 2015, Original Ceramics Handbuilt,    inches
Robert Pulley
Original Handbuilt Ceramics, 2015
19 x 17 x 15 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Robert Pulley, Black Wall, 2015, Original Ceramics Handbuilt,    inches
Robert Pulley
Original Handbuilt Ceramics, 2015
19 x 17 x 15 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Robert Pulley, Blue Knobbly, 2015, Original Ceramics Handbuilt,    inches
Robert Pulley
Original Handbuilt Ceramics, 2015
12 x 13 x 9 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Robert Pulley, Blue Knobbly, 2015, Original Ceramics Handbuilt,    inches
Robert Pulley
Original Handbuilt Ceramics, 2015
12 x 13 x 9 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Robert Pulley, Icarus Wing, 2015, Original Sculpture Bronze,    inches
Robert Pulley
Original Bronze Sculpture, 2015
17 x 4 x 4 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Robert Pulley, Serengeti, 2013, Original Sculpture Bronze,    inches
Robert Pulley
Original Bronze Sculpture, 2013
17 x 8 x 7 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Robert Pulley, Bull, 2015, Original Sculpture Mixed,    inches
Robert Pulley
Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2015
11 x 11 x 5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Robert Pulley, Blue Canyon, 2013, Original Sculpture Ceramic,    inches
Robert Pulley
Original Ceramic Sculpture, 2013
11.5 x 15 x 10 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Robert Pulley, Cloud Bank, 2015, Original Sculpture Ceramic,    inches
Robert Pulley
Original Ceramic Sculpture, 2015
13 x 13 x 12 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Robert Pulley, Portal, 2012, Original Sculpture Ceramic,    inches
Robert Pulley
Original Ceramic Sculpture, 2012
16 x 18 x 5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Robert Pulley, Inside Out, 2012, Original Sculpture Ceramic,    inches
Robert Pulley
Original Ceramic Sculpture, 2012
11 x 14 x 10 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Robert Pulley, Little Grace, 2012, Original Sculpture Bronze,    inches
Robert Pulley
Original Bronze Sculpture, 2012
7 x 12 x 4 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Robert Pulley, Listener, 2011, Original Sculpture Bronze,    inches
Robert Pulley
Original Bronze Sculpture, 2011
5 x 14 x 4 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Robert Pulley, Turn Around, 2012, Original Sculpture Ceramic,    inches
Robert Pulley
Original Ceramic Sculpture, 2012
18 x 16 x 10 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Robert Pulley, Dancer And Bird, 2008, Original Sculpture Bronze,    inches
Robert Pulley
Original Bronze Sculpture, 2008
16 x 14 x 9 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Robert Pulley, Marker, 2009, Original Sculpture Bronze,    inches
Robert Pulley
Original Bronze Sculpture, 2009
5 x 9 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Robert Pulley, Cloak, 2010, Original Sculpture Bronze,    inches
Robert Pulley
Original Bronze Sculpture, 2010
7 x 18 x 5 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Robert Pulley, Blade, 2010, Original Sculpture Bronze,    inches
Robert Pulley
Original Bronze Sculpture, 2010
12 x 10.5 x 3.7 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Robert Pulley, seed, 2003, Original Ceramics Handbuilt,    inches
Robert Pulley
Original Handbuilt Ceramics, 2003
16 x 17 x 14 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Robert Pulley, Seed, 2003, Original Ceramics Handbuilt,    inches
Robert Pulley
Original Handbuilt Ceramics, 2003
16 x 17 x 14 inches (W x H x D)
United States


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