Ron will be conducting a workshop at Millikin University in Decatur, IL the middle of October. A plan of the piece” Nikemal Max” shows the initial idea. Ron will Work with the students at Millikin to realize this sculpture using unfired , stabilized earth, or abobe.
Working in collaboration with the students the piece may take on caracturistics that have not yet been imagined. This is always the case when making art. This is is intensified when working in the open public and with so many other hands. The sculpture is ephemeral and will weather away over a period of time. The sculpture will change as it erodes to expose objects that the artist will embed into thw form as it is created. This “Chnace aesthetic” reflects the philosophy that nothing of the material world is permenant and that we are in a constant fluxuating field. Onto the surface the walls are painted with a crude form of fresco that Ron has developed, mixing colored pigments with with cement & plaster, layer upon layer ,then it is carved back through to create the design.