Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Twentieth Anniversary Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Shape Shifters by Coral LambertShape Shifters by Coral Lambert
Shape Shifters by Coral Lambert
Shape Shifters by Coral Lambert
Shape Shifters by Coral LambertShape Shifters by Coral Lambert

Above Right: Photo taken during installation on the Appalachian State University campus.

Shape Shifters

Cast aluminum

8' x 4' x 4'

Coral Lambert
New Orleans, LA
www.corallambert.com

19th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2005-2006)

Artist's Comments

Central to my work is the exploration of the phenomenal and metaphysical presence of objects. My work investigates these dualities, such as the perceived ethereal in the physical, and how it can be expressed through sculpture.

Occasionally I use recognizable objects that have a specific reference to creation allegory, which act as apparatus to represent forces of containment, resonance and metamorphosis, such as the spiral. Careening between archaeology, astronomy, and science fiction the forms reference asteroids, standing stones and volcanoes.

As the ideas manifest themselves in the studio a conjunction takes place and the relationship between the ethereal and the physical is intensified through specific acts of making. Using the physically intense process of melting and casting metals I find a transformation of the ordinary to the extraordinary is enabled; the work is imbued with a quality of growth and form, which can only be brought about through a unique collection between nature and artist.
Coral Lambert