Internationally-renowned sculptor Foon Sham, who lives in Fairfax County and teaches sculpture at the University of Maryland, creates large meticulously-engineered structures. His approach to art making is one of a consummate commitment to quality and devotion to his materials.
Hatch is a 10-foot sculpture comprised of carved discs, fashioned from the cross sections of diverse trees. The discs are held in a graceful balance that could represent uplifted arms, the horns of an enormous ox, or a ship on the horizon.
During a summer residency in Scotland in 2009, devoid of his usual tools and materials, Foon collected local wood samples and phone books as inspiration for a new series of drawings (see above). In these works the wood serves as a three dimensional component while the grain structure determines the direction of the compositional lines.
LineWorks: Drawing Redefined is on display at the Greater Reston Arts Center until January 3, 2014. Read more here.