I was asked why i use lightbulbs.
I began to use lightbulb imagery over 10 years ago when i was painting a depiction of Diogenes. ( here's a story) I had him using an old latern, but then thought to use more comtemporary means of lighting. Thus light bulbs.
After doing this painting called "Whats next Prometheus?" i began to draw a connection between the gift of Fire, and the gift of consciousness. I thought that electricity was a better concept for our synaptical responses and wanted to use lightbulbs, wiring, outlets and plugs as metaphors for this.
i resumed doing sculpture in 2002 and did this piece;
now, my work has no references to the human figure at all. much more minimalist in approach, but i am conceiving my pieces more as a body of work, a series, that i had previously.