Exposition Art Blog: Jesus Bautista Moroles

Jesus Bautista Moroles

Jesus Bautista Moroles ( 1950 –2015) was an American sculptor, known for his monumental abstract granite works. He lived and worked in Rockport, Texas, where his studio and workshop were based, and where all of his work was prepared and finished before being shipped out for installation. In 2008, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts. Over two thousand works by Moroles are held in public and private collections in the United States, China, Egypt, France, Italy, Japan, and Switzerland.While he studied in Italy, Moroles was inspired by the marble-carving techniques he observed. When he returned to Texas, he decided that he would focus on stone as an artistic medium. To cut granite, Moroles used diamond saws. Moroles's works include both polished and natural granite surfaces in what he described as a "harmonious coexistence." He described his works as a "discussion" of how man interacts with nature, and he wanted viewers not only to observe his sculptures but also to touch the different surfaces.Wikipedia


No comments: