My creations are contemplations on consciousness, evolution, meditation, time, and functioning systems. My irreverent opinion of materials enables me to value common objects and trash along side more formal art specific materials. Applying ideas of transmutation and transformation to my materials allows me to subvert expectations and propose deeper meanings. Whether my work references an unassuming inorganic new life form, skews the power dynamic between performer, audience, and object, or offers suggestions for the ephemeral experience of sight when our eyes are closed, I am driven to create meaning. Offering thought provoking creations is a way for me and viewers of my artwork to experience new ideas and ways of being.
Blaine Siegels Gobdiddlymuck at Slought is the work I loved best in all the shows, a tour-de-force piece with humor and thoughts of societys decay.
Roberta Fallon, the artblog.com
Blaine Siegel earned a BFA in Art Photography from Syracuse University and an MFA in Sculpture from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He has exhibited work in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Florida, New York and Arles, France. Recent exhibits of note include, ENOUGH Violence at Pittsburgh's Society for Contemporary Craft, Objects for Dance at PRACTICE in Philadelphia, and DREAM BODY at 709 Gallery in Pittsburgh 4/14.