Dan Molyneux

Upcoming Workshops:

JAN. 20, 2018
Tolne, Denmark

JULY 13-17th, 2018
Peters Valley School of Craft
Layton, NJ, USA
5 Day Workshop -
"Form Development
& Soda Firing"

MAY 2019
International
Ceramic Workshop
Mersin, Turkey

Formal abstraction consists of combinations of elemental form, i.e., the cube, the sphere, the cone, the tetrahedron and their derivatives. Though it was during the modern era that we scientifically acknowledged the microscopic and macroscopic geometry around us, civilizations have long treated geometry as a universal language, to be found in every aspect of life. I think of abstract art less as part of a modernist art movement, and more as a perennial language. Less as an indication of departure from reality, than acceptance of the reality that lies unseen. How does the saying go? That which is seen is temporary, and that which is unseen is eternal. Having majored in languages and comparative religion, with intense experiences in international politics over many years abroad, I find that the language of visual form strikes inherent chords in the human spirit. I continue to explore geometry and abstraction, fascinated by the extent form communicates, its directness, its simplicity, and sudden profound complexity. Form speaks to me from places where all other language, description and explanation seems to fall short.