In Figure Studies and Gestures, Ross Richmond has always used the figure as a major role in his work. He breaks down the human body into its basic shape as if it were covered by cloth. By doing this, the viewer can follow the sweeping gestural lines of the form. Richmond states, “Using curves, bends and negative space to capture energy and a sense of motion to create visual tension and express movement in a still object, but also capturing a moment, a gesture, a quiet interaction between people or an individual and their thoughts. Communication is an important aspect of our existence, and has always been a main source of my inspiration, whether it be with oneself or between others.”
Ross Richmond started working with glass in 1991 at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He is considered one of the top glass sculptors in the field today, and has worked with and for some of the greatest glass and non-glass artists including William Morris, Jane Rosen, Preston Singletary, KeKe Cribbs and Dale Chihuly. Ross' pieces work mainly with figurative elements and symbolic objects. His work currently shows at a number of galleries around the country, and he teaches in the US and Canada.