Artist Statement: Ed Jaffe
I am a sculptor who paints.
Whether I am creating a multimedia piece or painting in oil I am captured by the process. There is an element of time in my work and watching it develop is the reason for beginning. A piece of stone will let me know when it’s done. A painting is finished when the paint won’t stick.
In every medium I make preliminary drawings so I always know where I’m going when I start a project. That said, I never know where I’m gong to end up because the work takes over at a certain point and leads me in a direction I never imagined when I started. I call that the sweet spot. Once I reach it I am in another time and another place. It is a delicious place to be.
Looking back over the past 30 years or so I find that certain elements have been showing up my work whether it’s sculpture or painting. I love the interlocking of major and minor space. Triangle and pyramid shapes abound.