Sorting the Hundreds from the Thousands, 2009. Plastic cups and cake decorations, 8.5 x 7.5 cm. diameter.

Tasking Beauty: Steven Emmanuel

Steven Emmanuel’s sculptures are restrained, understated, and cerebral, built on a simple conceptual foundation and culminating in exquisite form. As if fabricated by a craftsman, these intellectually conceived pieces are as beautiful as they are thought-provoking. Intrigued with process, the artist builds objects that reveal their fabrication. His sculptures grow from a series of simple repetitive tasks, such as the sorting, nailing, or folding of ordinary materials, common acts giving physical form to his vision. The sculptures require patience more than skill to construct, yet they always transcend the mundane…see the entire article in the print version of June’s Sculpture magazine.