at Les' studio
||Out Of Chaos
The Sculpture of Leslie Bruning
haos is a reference to the nature of processes that are used in the creation of sculpture. It also refers to the seeming mess in the studio during the sculpture making processes. Chaos, in traditional usage, refers to the unorganized state of primordial matter before the creation of distinct form. Bruning used the chaos of fire in metal casting, welding, and in the ceramic kiln to transform matter into sculpture.
Although the transformation of matter is essential in the creation process, it is the artist's personal vision that directs the outcome of the chaos. It's the mix and match of figurative and abstract forms that direct the sculptor out of chaos.