Red Recursion I

In 1983 I found a beautiful piece of serpentine in the Yalakom River in the interior of British Columbia, then carved it into one of my favourite sculptures, Recursion.  That sculpture is only 5” high and remains in our own collection.  Ever since, I have wanted to carve that basic form again, developing further the sense of self-reference and cyclic re-entry that the original suggests, but at a larger scale and a different material.

Red Recursion I, in travertine, is 2.5 times larger and 6.25 times heavier than Recursion.  

Photos by Lee Gass and David Shackleton.