Cerebral Drama is located at the corner of 7th Street and Church Street outside of the Golden Rule.
Artist: Anthony St. James
Dimensions: 72”H x 46”W x 22”D
Materials: Steel, Stainless Steel, Pewter, Copper, Brass, Aluminum, Industrial Gears, Found Objects
“I truly believe that art is essential for the flowering of the human psyche and that it enriches our lives and society as a whole. Public art is an integral part of making art available to the people regardless of their socio-economic background. As a sculptor, I am gratified by participating in various public art programs.
As a young man in college I met an accomplished metal sculptor, and this chance meeting would open my eyes to the possibilities of art and being a sculptor. Having already taken welding classes in high school, I began experimenting with various metals, stones, styles and techniques starting with representational sculpture.
All of my sculptures are welded using solar energy. In 2016, I had a 5.2 kilowatt photovoltaic solar array installed, and I now harness the power of the sun to weld my sculptures. I mostly use metal but sometimes juxtapose stone and metal on certain pieces to obtain varying effects. These media are
perfect for both indoor and outdoor display. I enjoy using found objects and discarded metal to repurpose in creating my sculptures. This gives the metal a new life from which it was originally intended. Sometimes the metal I find drives my vision, while other times I have to procure the metal that makes my vision become reality. With extreme heat metal is like putty in my hands, bending to my will.
Going forward, I am exploring more contemporary aspects of my creative vision and expanding my artistic outreach to the public”Anthony St. James