I sculpt with stone. Stone's natural formation in the earth and other forces of nature inspire me. The unique style of my work is a direct result of this inspiration. In my work I explore the primal connection of man to mother earth.
I hand carve slices of slate and bluestone, shaping them to be layers in a kind of topographical map. I then stack the horizontal slabs until the graded silhouette of a person, animal or group emerges. I continue the process by casting select pieces in bronze, creating a limited edition.
Paired with my sculptures are glacial boulders which function visually as counterpoints to the figures. My work appears as though created by natural forces, such as wind and water. They look simultaneously ancient and futuristic, as if the workmanship forms a bridge from the Stone Age to the Digital Age.
Boaz Vaadia is an internationally known sculptor who has been living and working in New York City for over 35 years. Vaadia’s sculptures are permanently sited in many prominent public locations, museums, and private collections throughout the world, including:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum, Tokyo, Japan; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Time Warner Center, New York City, NY; Ravina Sculpture Park, Chicago, IL; Independence Park, Tel Aviv, Israel; and The Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL.
Read more about Boaz Vaadia's work at: www.vaadia.com
To view a short video about assembling the stone sculpture "David", please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm2ndpGrGSg