Only at the age of 44 John Coleman began his professional art career and today is known for his ability to capture the subtle side of the narrative of a sculpture. His skillful gestures, faces and the emotion they express lead the viewer through the story his pieces tell.
“My favorite type of art is the kind that tells a story that is deeper than what you see on the surface. I believe art is about putting a physical face on a spiritual idea. As an artist, I try to provoke the viewer’s imagination and participation into my sculpture, to get them to question what is really going on.”
“I like to tell stories in my work using metaphors that help explain who we are and from where we came. Creating an object means little to me unless I can portray an underlying emotion or analogy. Each piece tells a story in the three dimensional, a visual mythology written by my hands and spiritual imagination somehow linking us to the past and bringing us to a greater understanding of our ancestors”
– John Coleman
Artist’s website: –http://colemanstudios.com/