The dynamic work of sculptor Gaylord Ho is instantly recognizable. Emotion oozes from the figures, as they throw their energy into dancerly poses. His female figures twist and twirl, animated and vital. Born in Taiwan, the 66-year-old artist has a fascinating personal history. Growing up as the son of low income farmers, Ho was expected to balance his studies while helping on the rice farm.
Belgian artist Fred Eerdekens creates incredible shadow sculptures. When light filters through them, hidden messages are unveiled through bent wires, cotton clouds, cardboard boxes, and even living plants. The artist’s play on words and images give rise to a surprising aesthetic effect, while the kinds of materials he chooses is reminiscent of poetry.