Al Keim | Chattanooga State Community College

Al Keim

Artist Statement

I am a constructivist, building my sculpture out of separate, chosen pieces of steel often while listening to music, usually jazz, which affects the rhythm and movement of my selection process. Each sculpture is a physical and visual statement with a presence which comes to occupy space and time in the way a musical composition imposes its internal structure on temporal experience… Like isolated instruments, each shape retains its discrete individuality, yet joins in concert within the whole of the composition.