Abstract sculpture by GChris is what he terms "progressive art" and is mission-driven. Progressive art is art with a purpose and artist as advocate. "Art as advocacy; advocacy as art."
The call to artists and people generally is to embrace both art and advocacy, use their synergy, and advance progressive values.
Advanced by the art are core progressive values - reducing human vulnerability, maximizing human potential, saving our environment, and living at "peace on and with the earth." Underlying it all is the driving desire to "save the world", as best as we as people can.
Toward that end, GChris abstract mobiles and stabiles help drive toward a positive progressive vision of the future. They portray strong driving forces -- the desire for knowledge, spirit and justice. High level thought, being, and positive interrelationships are not ends but new foundations from which progress springs. Progressive art supports the continuous striving for absolute knowledge, absolute spirit and perfected being with full recognition this is an inevitable, unending, inspiring and liberating human enterprise.
To achieve the vision, they also help explore threats of vulnerability, conflict, and chaos. The mobiles and stabiles address these threats, glean whatever positives they contain, and advocate major progression from these threats -- quantum positive change.
Positive, progressive change has many expressions -- becoming, ascending, quantum leaps, and achieving a high state of being. Change itself is often not positive or linear. Vulnerability, conflict and chaos are realities. Progressive change requires strong and continuing support -- shepherding, nurturing, sheltering and uplifting.
To create the progressive art, the mobiles and stabiles are created from the most basic of elements. Lines represent beginning, negative, or threat. Curves represent change, transition, or evolution. Circles represent being, wholeness, or, at times, nothingness.
When these basic elements join and are in motion as mobiles and stabiles, they carry the message of "quantum progressive change," a strong optimistic expression of the human condition and of human potential functioning in peace on and with the earth....