I’m interested in the notion of studio work, in the literal and figurative weights of sculpture, and in alternative materials and processes. Sometimes work has to be heavy to make its point, but, in my opinion, it is problematic to create work that pollutes the environment. I’m interested in visiting the studios of emerging artists, international artists, and artists who use light or innovative materials. My posts will explore what craft, materials, and processes, as well as size, scale, values, and color, mean to the field of sculpture.
As a contributing editor for Sculpture Magazine, I’ve written 17 cover stories and hundreds of interviews, reviews, and essays. I also write for Ceramics Art and Perception, and my work has appeared in The Nation, American Poetry Review, and American Book Review. My books include The Art & Life of Georgia O’Keeffe, Sonia Delaunay: La Moderne, and The Last Frontier. I have curated exhibitions for IAA (International Arts & Artists), the Jane V. Zimmerli Museum, JAMA (Japan Association of Art Museums), and ICPNA (Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano – Lima) and lectured at many institutions. I received two National Endowment for Humanities fellowships and a Camargo Foundation fellowship. See also http://www.jancastro.com.