ARTIST STATEMENT - 2022
Cause & Effect
My creative processes range from complex concepts to more subliminal
influences. Mysticism strongly influences my ideas and abstracted forms while
humor is often used to create a multifaceted metaphor. Observable nature
along with a robust imagination are at the roots of my artistic reference. My
approach to art is experimental, well-crafted, intentional, and always
Early in life, I was propelled down a path to learn about human biology and
genetics which has led me to the expanding topic of human origin. My
interests in cosmology, belief systems, and archeology blend together with
my life experiences to construct a pictorial encyclopedia that fuels my art
I use an extensive variety of materials and methods to fabricate original art forms arranged in a thoughtful space. These processes range from “free form” sculpting to sophisticated multistep cold casting techniques. My sculptures are produced using a wide array of traditional and modern processes from materials that are efficient, unrestrictive, and durable.
Contemporary artist, Ralph Pàquin, contemplates some of his latest organomorphic shapes to complete a new series of abstract drawings in his art studio at the historic Mayfair Mill in Spartanburg, SC.