LAURENCE P TAOMAN
WOOD AND STONE SCULPTOR
BASED IN CORVALLIS, OREGON
The blade of my chisel is sharp. The image in my mind is pure. But from the first cut of the blade into rock or wood I am collaborating with my media. To force the image is to dull the blade or fracture the stone. We -chisel, media, and I - move forward together.
My compositions vary widely, many of them dealing with the unity of the feminine and the masculine, all of them connected to earth and spirit.
Dream vision, blade sharp
With the grain, I find truth
Against the grain, death
Laurence Pagan Taoman, March 30, 2023
Laurence P Taoman started sculpting in the 1990s while getting a Fine Arts degree at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona. A native of Washington State, he lived in the South West for 25 years, working as a transmitter and studio engineer in broadcast television. Later, as computers took over the offices and newsroom of his employer, the CBS affiliate in Tucson, he became the Computer Support Department. In 2005, he escaped the desert heat for the vast greenness of Corvallis, Oregon. Retired now, he has the time to pursue sculpture and other art forms full time.