Edward Giordano, Jr.
New York, New York
About Edward Giordano, Jr.
Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2013
Painters & Sculptors Grant, 1995
I make sculpture using common building materials from Home Depot. Sometimes, I work using modeling clay or terra cotta for figure studies and sketches.
I construct my work like a carpenter who builds a house. I cut wood, make measurements, decide where screws go and apply plaster. I make decisions about proportion and scale: using the same metrics a good architect would apply to his design.
Design is a major component with my work. Successful arrangement of the parts and how the figurative aspect of the work integrates with construction. Is the figure too big, is the pose interesting and does it conjoin well with the wooden armature or plinth. These are the types of questions I ask myself.