Next up in our PULSE NYC artists is Dan Halm. The wave and its shape is something that is familiar to most but something that in reality something we only know for a fleeting moment before its crash. Halm's sculptures, using a delicate and fragile material, freeze moments of intensity we can never fully experience in reality. The viewer gets an intimacy with, and to revel in a poetic moment that is usually gone in the blink of an eye. They are quiet and delicate but at the same time harness the power of a great force of nature. What I am drawn to is this balance that is created and Halm's ability to very subtly whack you over the head with a extraordinary experience. Dan can most likely speak better about his own work so I will let him.
The Tidal series come from an exploration of a world that holds a mystery to me, the power and beauty of something so fierce and primal. Waves have the power to both delight and destroy, are both a force of nature and something man has spent his life trying to conquer. It is my hope that this series of work will engage the viewer to think of one of our last frontiers in a different way. The work is also meant to reference ukiyo-e, specificallyThe Great Wave of Kanagawa by Hokusai.
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