It's an expression of persistence and attenuation.
As if it's an excursion of eternal continuum, and in order to express this concept, an element from nature is my choice.
It's a tree, roots in the soil, It’s alive and remains but just till roots are inside the earth, It will turn into something else once roots come out.
A dry, hard, breathless and inanimate bulk along with memories of seasons.
CHESS collection is an experience inspired by masters of Persian calligraphy, trying to reveal conflict and bipolarity of our world.
Good vs. bad, brightness vs. darkness, beauty vs. obscenity, love vs. hatred, innocence vs. filth fight against one another in a fascinating chess of time with the hope of conquest.
In DECOMPOSITION AFTER DETERIORATION, I found out "wood" as the most illustrative tool to express my opinion.
The element with fluent life in, someday and now is an inanimate bulk.
Like a human being who has been living someday and is nothing but a memory in memories, intangible pile of experience, findings, consciousness and awareness now.
I am an artist with a BFA in Photography from Cornell University, and I’m also a bit of a jack-of-all-arts; in addition to practicing my photography, I make jewelry, paint, and create decorative art objects. I have also worked in Architectural Design, Graphic Design, and Illustration.
Most recently I have found myself delving into painting horseshoe crab shells, beading, decorating furniture, and even making polished rock magnets!
I work part time in Fire Island in the house affectionately known as Dune Time, as well as in my New York City home.
Though born and raised in the city I have always found the natural world intriguing in its visual imagery, materials, and forms and this is an integral part of my art.
“Thirty years ago, I was fortunate to be enrolled at an art school in the San Francisco Bay area when the newly-emerging field of display holography was blossoming. After a long hiatus, I recently resumed hologram production at Ohio State University Physics Dept as part of an artist residency program. My recent work integrates imagery sculpted in both stone and light.”
I am a Baltimore-based visual artist. I primarily work as a stone sculptor, using traditional carving techniques to create contemporary artworks. I mostly work with marble; however, I also enjoy carving limestone, alabaster and soapstone. My art portfolio also includes graphic design, fused glass, and true 3D holograms. I recently completed an Artist-In-Residence at Ohio State University’s Physics laboratory, which enabled me to utilize their specialized lasers and optical equipment to record holographic images of some of my stone sculptures. My works have been exhibited at local and out of state galleries. (Alan Rhody Arts - www.arhody.com
Art at Leeds Gallery is pleased to announce Contrasts in Composition . This group show will feature an eclectic offering by artists Giselle Simons, Mehdi Ghafghazi and Alan Rhody. The show runs July 5th through July 21st 2019. There will be a reception Saturday, July 6th from 5–8:00 p.m. Gallery hours are Thursday–Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m., and by appointment.