11 – Chuck Iffland
Sculpture, Installations, Wood, Stone, Metal, Concrete, and Plaster
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PO Box 687
Chimacum, WA 98325
Tour of work from the 80s to the present on 5 acres . . . multiple work stations with pieces in progress . . . Q&A in the studio after self guided tour.
From Port Townsend: Take Highway 19 to Chimacum. Make a right at West Valley Road (blinking yellow light before Chimacum School). Drive 4 miles down West Valley – 3820 is on the right. If you pass Gibbs Lake Road you’ve gone too far.
My current work explores the psychological nature of the human condition via human form and juxtapositions. I view the art making process through an expressive, archeological/historical and situational (place) lens. I usually start with carved, molded or cast cores done in the automatic tradition and under the shadow of an idea or an emotion that dominates a current state of being (in both collective and individual sense). I use locally found materials, i.e. stone, wood or cast earth/concrete. I then construct homes/houses/shelters/cages for the artifacts. I carve or cast again using local materials to inbed the place in the work. My current lines of inquiry have to do with the forgotten, shelter, abandonment, and fear. In the past my work has explored monuments, cages, ancestors, technotopia, violence, lost children, icons, modern/primitive, nature/urban and borders.