[ISEA95] Artist Statement: James Hagan – Shy Exhibitionist

Artist Statement

Shy Exhibitionist is a wood-fired ceramic sculpture with sensors, servas and strobes which is active when no one is in close proximity and becomes and dormant when approached. When making it, I thought about possums, crickets and turtles.

  • James Hagan (USA)┬áis a sculptor who has taught for the last thirty years at the University of Virginia. His work in wood is in public collections including the National Gallery, Newark Museum (New Jersey) and Corning Museum (New York). In his recent work, he fills his wood-fired ceramic sculptures with electronic guts. He doesn’t believe in pictures.