In the Max I. Gatova gallery, the artist Nick Bamford had his art displaced. In his show, artist Nick Bamford had many sculptures, but out the many two caught my attention the most, The hand and The Boy. Both of the sculptures where made of plaster, cement and stabalized clay. Each sculpter had and a unique material that only one that sculpture had; The boy sculture had chicken wire and The Hand had a wheel.
Nick Bamford became an artist for the love of art. All of his art pieces he makes on his own. He created the pieces for his show in CSULB. When creating something he looks for stuff around his house .”There is a love of experiment with form created with readymade objects, bent twisted and crumbled, stacked nailed and glued together, an idea of materialism, designing and creation to how i see fit,” (Bamford).
I felt that both the sculpture of The Boy and The Hand where connected. I questioned the artist, “if the two pieces where connected?”and he did not say yes but he also did not say no. “It is open to interpretation”,(Bamford). You may ask yourself why i believe the two pieces are connected? I believe the two pieces are connected because the sculpture off The Boy did not have a left hand and The Hand was a left hand. Coincidence or not?
The sculpture of The Boy was that of a boy sitting down on the floor slouched, with his head down, and his weight leaned toward his right side. It looks as if the boy was going to get up; the right hand is on the ground with the right leg bent. From this show The Hand was the first piece made. in the hand located between the ring finger and the middle finger. I felt the wheel symbolizes a path. Perhaps the path is in your hand? Then I notice the sculpture of The Boy was missing a hand (left hand). Now i interpret the two pieces as, in your hand you have your path, you can pick yourself up no matter the obstical and continue your path.
Carolina De La Torre
For a closer look for Nick Bamford art visit Csulb Max I. Gatov Gallery or follow him on Instagram @nickbam4d