People have often asked me why my subjects are usually all women, or couples. They ask, "Is there a deeper meaning to why you choose these persona to be highlighted in you sculptures"?
For me, choosing a subject was simple, ever since the beginning (at least for most of my works). My genre of abstraction and distortion played a part too.
I started out with the abstract woman in a singular composition because for the most part of my life, I had heard stories from a lot of people about their pastimes and favorite escapades and timeless imaginations of romance. As a young boy, I got the idea in my head that somebody out there must be looking to find the perfect partner. I envisioned a young girl, not far from my own age. She was constantly thinking and pondering on life's matters and matters of the heart. I couldn't draw her face because dreams aren't often very clear. But the emotion struck me, and the abstractions took place on my sheets of paper not long after.
My pieces have something to do with the yearning for human love; for a strong imperfect, forgiving love that most people think of as myth in this day and age. I find it to be the greatest subject I can manifest through my hands and mind.
The Moving Aesthetics of George Rickey
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