My work explores the vulnerability contained within desire. I cite the body through expressive line, one that enacts and celebrates a fluidity within form.
A tenuous line leaves a trail, reaching forward and backward, in any direction, reverberating from its own parts and its own form.
I bend pipe to feel that what is structurally rigid can behave effortlessly, often interjecting and emphasizing sections of the form to generate other complexities and emotional tenors. Through polished surfaces and poetic collaging these sculptures delineate metaphorical space, while seeking to communicate the nuance of human connection.
J. Michael Ford is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Chicago, IL. He recently received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in sculpture.