Abstract Multimedia Sculpture

I am driven to create sculpture of objects that exist nowhere beyond my imagination, infusing my sculptures with intriguing forms and textures that radiate energy and motion...Sculpture with a pulse all its own.  

To achieve my goal,  I had to create a new form of sculpture which I made by combing multiple works of my sculpture into what is best described as a sculpture of sculptures. My sculpture Out of the Blue, which was created from an assemblage of 81 individual sculptures, and Purple Rain assembled from 21 individual sculptures are excellent examples of this new form of sculpture. 

The inspiration for the vast majority of my work is the natural world and I work with a wide variety of materials ranging from paper and wood, to Styrofoam and bronze to achieve my artistic vision.  

 

My greatest joy is witnessing the spell-bound expressions people exhibit when first encountering one of my sculptures.  Please take a moment and see why by viewing this short video on my 2018 bas-relief, Purple Rain.

 

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Bas Relief Sculpture

How I create my bas-relief sculptures

Bas-relief is a sculpture technique in which figures and/or other design elements are more prominent than the (overall flat) background. 

 

A bas-relief is a form of low-relief sculpture in which the sculpted elements remain attached to a flat background surface. 

 

The phrase bas relief has been used since 1762 when referring to a molding, and most often to sculptures carved on classical buildings.

I use different types of mediums to create my sculptures. For more information, you can find a brief description on the pictures when the picture is clicked. 

Sculpture, as a concept, is generally confined to simple exhibitions of singular pieces. A horse and rider, for example, might be considered two unique subjects, but they are combined in the work as one entity. However, in order to create moving, vibrant, living art that existed without the beneficial context of a horse and rider, I needed to broaden my horizons- in more ways than one. 

 

Movement can be demonstrated and conveyed in just as many ways as an idea, but capturing it properly is the difficult part. When one considers a horse trotting, or a sun moving slowly across the sky, we interpret movement as an ideal of opposition; two things transposed against one another, with the difference being reconciled and interpreted as a shift, or a change- in essence, motion. With a united front, abstract art- designed specifically to portray emotion or sensation without the limitations of a realistic universe- might be evocative, but would lose the organic qualities I wished to imbue it with.

 

As such, I began to seek opposition, and found it by combining separate sculpted components, sometimes of the same basic structure, together. This formed a sort of visual dynamism in and of itself within my abstract art, resulting in a diversity of texture, line, shading and dimension that provided a deeply varied perspective. 

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I aimed for more however, and began to take inspiration from where I normally seek enlightenment- the natural world. Already I’d honed my craft when it came to animals and other existent objects; how could I use the experience and tools I’d gained in those pursuits to electrify these ideas before me now?

 

As you can tell, the natural world provided the spark for abstract sculpture innovation. Nowhere is imperfect similarity more abundant than in nature. Billions of drops of rain might fall, all very similar in structure and chemical composition, but unique in shape and angle and size.

 

Amoeba may develop with a standard genetic template which is passed on, but even amoeba will move at different rates, and in different directions. Snowflakes are even famed for their sheer diversity in construction, each one appearing as if it were sculpted by hand in the cloudy bastion of some benevolent architect. 

 

Here, too, nature would guide my hand. Nature is designed to move, and is almost never perfect; as such, you will find curves and bulges and differences in my most famous works- those that most successfully convey the message of motion that I express.

Similarly, my work, like much of sculpture, is three-dimensional. However, depth is uniquely necessary, and uniquely embedded, in my work. Layers of meaning meet layers of material, intertwining physical and metaphysical with practice and exquisite care. 

 

In the spirit of what I have learned from others, it is my hope that abstract sculpture artists around the world may find inspiration, or kindred enjoyment, in my works.

Pam Foss Abstract Sculpture Gallery

 

Have a great time looking through my Gallery, you can click on the art to learn more about it and to see if the sculptures are available for purchase. 

To purchase my abstract sculptures, you can give us a call or you can fill out this form and we will be in contact with you. 

To make it even easier to purchase a Pam Foss Sculpture, while you are viewing the art closer in full view there is a link below the description to direct you to a purchase form or our phone number. 

We ship all of Pam Foss Sculptures from North Carolina to anywhere in the world. 

Birth of a Ruby
Birth of a Ruby

Earth inspired relief in thermally textured polystyrene, acrylic and resin. 26" by 24" by 4" SOLD

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Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue

A horizontal mounting of "Out of the Blue, a sculpture created from 81 individual hand-made sculptures. Weighing just 12 pounds, this sculpture measures 48" high by 78" wide by 9" deep.

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Black Crystal
Black Crystal

Earth inspired bas-relief in thermally textured polystyrene, resin and acrylic. 26" by 24" by 5". SOLD

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Fractal
Fractal

Abstract relief in carved polystyrene. 60" by 14" by 1" SOLD

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Fractal II
Fractal II

Bas-relief. High density urethane. 23 high by 12 wide by 1" deep. Also available in bronze or Stainless steel.

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Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue

"Out of The Blue" shown in a vertical configuration. A sculpture of sculptures, "Out of the Blue" was assembled from 81 individual polystyrene sculptures. Sculpture is 78" high by 48" wide by 8" deep. Available

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Magnum Opus
Magnum Opus

"Magnum Opus" is a bas-relief cast from a thermal drawing on Styrofoam. Media: handmade cotton linter pulp and acrylic. Size 48" high by 60" wide by 4" deep. Available, call for pricing.

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Biorhythm
Biorhythm

"Biorhythm" A bas-relief cast from a thermal drawing on Styrofoam. Media: handmade cotton linter pulp and acrylic. Size 48" high by 72" wide by 4" deep. Available, call for pricing.

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Transition
Transition

Bas-relief sculpture cast in handmade paper from a thermally imaged Styrofoam mold. Media: cotton linter pulp, acrylic & resin. Dimensions: 25" high by 34" wide by 2" deep. Call for price.

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To purchase my abstract sculptures, you can give us a call or you can fill out this form and we will be in contact with you. 

To make it even easier to purchase a Pam Foss Sculpture, while you are viewing the art closer in full view there is a link below the description to direct you to a purchase form or our phone number. 

We ship all of Pam Foss Sculptures from North Carolina to anywhere in the world.