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William Bloomfield

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Lives in
Lexington, Massachusetts, USA

Works in
Lexington, Massachusetts, USA

Schools
Brandeis University, Post-Bac, Ph.D
Lesley College, International Development, Grad. Studies
The University of Akron, Ohio, B.A.

Tags
surrealism, conceptual, sculpture, abstract, stone, sculpture conceptual

Statement

 

WILLIAM BLOOMFIELD

Stone Sculptor

A couple thoughts on carving stone……

After a quick stone-carving lesson in the late 1970s I was hooked. But life got busy and I put away the tools until 2006 when I enrolled in The DeCordova Museum School. Since then, I've had the opportunity to study at The Chautauqua Institution's School of Art and with several respected Boston-area sculptors. 

From that initial exposure sculpting more than 30 years ago I've discovered that a critical component of my creative process is to let go of all preconceptions I might have of what the stone might evolve into before I pick up the chisel. I find it essential to become as familiar as possible with the raw stone -- it's surface characteristics, structural elements, and internal composition – before doing any visioning or shaping. Then I settle on an initial direction, which inevitably changes many times until I discover the path to take. After years of having sculptural works evolve seemingly on their own, I am finally comfortable allowing this deeper creative, non-linear process free rein – while chiseling and filing – but without consciously guiding the tools until the piece is done; at which point it is not clear how I got there.

 

William Bloomfield REVIEW

"If stones could dance, Bloomfield’s sculptures would be weaving and waving instead of sitting calmly under their display cases. Each piece has a flow, a movement and an attitude, looking poised for flight. His beautiful stones are carved into graceful curves and edgy lines and the sculptures are abstract. The soapstone piece “Kinesis” could be likened to a Möbius loop, giving the feeling of endlessness. A solid looking piece made the feeling of endlessness. A solid- looking piece made from steatite, named “Unitivity Theory,” has a smooth, gentle side and an active, etched side, perhaps containing elements of gravity, magnetism and all the other items in the Unitivity Theory which was penned by author Leroy Amunrud...“Many artists start off knowing what will happen when they carve,” he said. He recalled one time when he was trying to sculpture an owl, but the result, while striking, was not anything like he expected. His wife admired it and said though he knew him well she was surprised it came from him. “I am exploring how you can create movement, integrated movement in stone. It’s pretty challenging,” he said.

by Cynthia Sorn
Gleason Library showcases three New England artists: The Carlisle Mosquito - May 29, 2013

 

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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2013

-       Duo Art Exhibit, Art at the Gleason, Carlisle, MA

 

2012

-       Group Exhibit, The Fells, Newbury, New Hampshire

-       Members Juried Exhibition, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

-       New England Sculptors Association, State Transportation Building, Boston, MA  

2011

-       Harvest Festival Group Show, Franklin Art Center, Franklin, MA

-       New England Sculptors Association, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

-       New England Sculptors Association, State Transportation Building, Boston, MA  

-       New England Sculpture Association, Gimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery, Fall River, MA

-       Members Juried Exhibition, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

 2010

-       Francis Roddy Open Competition, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA,

-       Lexington Open Studios, Lexington, MA

 2007-2009

-       Appropriations, DeCordova Museum School Juried Exhibit, Lincoln, MA

-       Finding Balance, DeCordova Museum School Juried Exhibit, Lincoln, MA

-       Movement, DeCordova Museum School Juried Exhibit, Lincoln, MA

-       Viewpoints, DeCordova Museum School Juried Exhibit, Lincoln, MA

-       Finding Form, DeCordova Museum School Juried Exhibit, Lincoln, MA

 

AWARDS

2013

-      4th Juried Showcase Winner, ARTslant Network, ARTslant.com

-      2nd Showcase Competition Winner, ARTslant Network, ARTslant.com

2012

-       6th Showcase Competition Winner, ARTslant Network, ARTslant.com

2011

-       1st Showcase Competition Winner, ARTslant Network, ARTslant.com

 

MEMBERSHIPS

-       Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

-       New England Sculptors Association (President & Board Member)

 

EDUCATION

-      Stone Sculpture, Scott Cahaly, Cambridge, MA, 2012 – present

-      Stone Sculpture, DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA, 2006 – 2012

-       Stone Sculture, Em Marquis Brown, Marblehead, MA, Summer 2010

-       Figure Study, Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, NY, Summer 2009

-       Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, Ph.D.

-       International Studies, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, Graduate Courses

-       Education, University of Akron, Akron, OH, B.A.

Recent Exhibits

William Bloomfield participated in these exhibits:

May, 2013 Duo Exhibit -- Art at the Gleason
Gleason Library
 
May, 2012 Art In Nature
The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens
 
May, 2012 New England Sculpture Association
Massachusetts State Transportation Building
 
Feb, 2012 Members Juried II
Concord Art Association
 
Oct, 2011 Harvest Festival Group Show
Franklin Art Center
 
Sep, 2011 Bridgewater State University
Maxwell Library
 
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Exhibited with these artists
William Bloomfield has Exhibited with these artists:

Louise Arnold
Exhibited at these venues

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