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Radia

Radia
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Polymer Resin, 48" Diameter
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Ric Snead

Ric Snead is best known for his polymer resin sculpture. He uses a multi-step process of mold making, cutting, grinding, and polishing to create faceted works of light refraction and clarity. His sculptures are part of a number of public collections among which are Kennesaw State University Museum, Kennesaw, Georgia, The Tampa Museum, Florida, and The University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. His corporate collectors include Chemical Abstracts, Columbus, Ohio; Servico, Inc., Memphis, Tennessee; The Travelers Companies, Miami, Florida; and Greif Brothers, Delaware, Ohio.
In 2000 Ric had a one person exhibition of his sculpture at Edison State College in Piqua, Ohio. His work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States including Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Miami. Ric has created over twenty commissioned sculptures for public and private collections. In 2002 in addition to the Fisher College work, Ric was commissioned to create sculptures for the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the Ohio School Employees Retirement System, Columbus.
Ric received a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from the University of Delaware. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.

 

 

My sculptures are deeply rooted in my continual interest in light, color, and form. Unified by a fluid assemblage of lines and shapes, I explore the combination of geometric and organic forms. My approach is abstract with underlying tones of personal and ancient mythology and metaphors. Sometimes my exploration results in a visual puzzle. Other times the puzzle is an intellectual one.
The commission for The Ohio State University was awarded to me in 2001. This opportunity came at a time that I had started to explore multi-color/multi-casting sculptures. Unlike most of my mono-casting sculptures, this exploration allowed for more flexibility with color and shapes. But this flexible multi-mold casting technique created a more labor intensive process. Radia required twenty molds and castings, twelve separate sanding steps, and four polishing steps to create the work.

 

 
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