RONALD WILLIAMS II'S
My work plays upon the dynamic interactions between line and 3-dimensional forms to redefine the idea of geometric space. I take linear forms and turn them into intriguing studies on the creation of space by twisting orthogonal shapes into barely recognizable forms of their original, simpler ideas.
My inspiration comes from growing up in New York City, and spending my summers camping in Maine. I am intrigued by systems, including the chaotic entropy of the modern urban landscape, and the vibrant composition of the natural environment.
My process defines my art. All of my pieces are different, but each one abides by an overall system of dynamic space creation, arising from the synthesis of meticulously constructed maps, fractals, and welded forms.
I use a combination of metal, wood, and wire to create my pieces; the rectangles and squares that appear throughout my work become fractal composites of their former selves, adding dimensionality and depth to the conventional spatial void.
My goal is to inspire the viewer to investigate the inner workings of created space from both a material and geometric standpoint. For this purpose, I create art as a way of organizing and presenting aesthetic ideas in such a manner that places the viewer in between an unfamiliar geometric landscape and recognizable solid forms, causing one to question what it really means to exist in “space.”