Philamena, 2013 • 427 Main Street
“When I create a sculpture I begin with a broad concept: an area, a person, an animal or emotion, etc. I then pare away all of the inconsequential and distracting detailsuntil I have what I consider to be the unique core of my subject. I use unprocessed stone as my primary medium because it, like the ideas I am attempting to show, is simple, clean and uncomplicated by extraneous details. In the case of my four totemic series (Southwest, Northwest, Northeast and South-of-the-Border), I identify the environment features that make each region unique and beautiful. My sculptures are physical reflections of these elemental characteristics. Although my other work portrays other subjects (domesticated animals, people, emotions and situations), the process and the goal are the same. I want to capture that singular core that makes any place, feeling or living thing what it is. My sculptures are physical representations of the essence of my subjects.” JB
John BonSignore lives in Connecticut. He works primarily in stone and stainless steel – materials of permanence. His work has been exhibited and collected both nationally and internationally. BonSignore holds degrees in Industrial Design and Sculpture/Education.