As Bruce Beasley continues to research and further expand his vocabulary in sculpture, he maintains his focus squarely on achieving a human expression of shape that is emotive and affirmed by nothing else but his intuition. “I realized very quickly that I do not pre-visualize the artwork. At first, I thought this was a “lack” on my part because I assumed that the great sculptors knew or envisioned what the sculpture would be when they began. I, however, had to try lots of different possibilities to finally discover a sculpture that felt right to me. But along with realizing that I do not pre-visualize an artwork, I also found that I have an extraordinarily strong, almost physical, sense of when it is right.”
These are Beasley’s guiding principles that he has adhered to since his earliest days as a student. They remain his creative touchstones to the present day.