My work gravitates toward uplifting and inspirational themes, often Ancient themes, leveraging the figure’s range to draw out transcendent truth and contemporary messages of hope and redemption.
Within this context, my emphasis is on composition. Be it sheep or children, I am looking for the right posture, the natural stance, the proper spacing, the perfect tension to make the work sculpturally compelling. I strive for conceptual consistency from style and patina through to the presentation on the base. Many of my new pieces are displayed on large black walnut blocks. This creates a specific space for the composition to breath and affords a more monumental presence to the work.
Glass is a new medium for me and I am really liking the added dimensionality and the element of luminosity. In a piece like When You Pass Through, there is a great contrast that the cool, rigid glass strikes against the warm, impressionistic bronze, helping to carry the extraordinary elements of the narrative.
Clay Enoch was born and raised in Tennessee where he participated in the Governor’s school for the Fine Arts before earning his BFA from Wheaton College in Illinois. He has been self employed and living as a sculptor in Colorado Springs since 1996.
He has created monumental works for The Country Place in Moscow, TN, First Congregational Church in Greeley, CO, Evangelical Christian School, Cordova, TN, Lipscomb Pitts Insurance Company in Memphis, TN, Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, and Gold Camp Elementary School in Colorado Springs, CO. Primarily, however, his limited edition bronzes are collected privately and displayed in residences across the country, concentrated in the Southeast.
His work has been exhibited in galleries in Denver, Littleton, and Loveland, CO, Taos, NM, Philadelphia, PA, and Nashville, TN and shown in Wheaton, IL, Scottsdale, AZ, Fort Drum, NY, Jackson, MS, Memphis, TN, and internationally in Illesheim, Germany.