I can remember the first time I saw a Hans Coper pot. How powerful and otherworldly it was! A perfect sculptural vessel. His work was modern and timeless at the same time just like the ancient pots I had admired at the Met.
Calder like Coper was feeding off the european trends set by Mondrian and the Bauhaus thirty years earlier. As abstract as this work may appear it is all formally based and touches that internal core that influences my work.
The underlying sense of form in my work has been the system of the universe, or part thereof. For that is a rather large model to work from.
- Alexander Calder