Douglas Culhane, Visiting Lecturer in Art teaches Sculpture I, Fall Semester 2018. “Things – solid inanimate objects – seem to be the most knowable, reliable and defined entities of our daily experience. I have always suspected that this is not the entire truth. As a sculptor I explore the inner potential of things and create works that make the mystery, uneasiness and animate presence of solid objects more apparent. The possibility of articulating ideas, feeling and questions without language is the aspect of sculpture I find most compelling.” (Related link: douglasculhane.com.)
Doug Culhane with wire heads made by his students. Class assignment.
A student welds her sculpture in the basement of Fayerweather, while wearing a safety mask and working behind a protective curtain. She is sanding down her sculpture, as the sparks fly. Douglas Culhane offers guidance on the student’s metal sculpture.
Culhane teaches two classes: Drawing 1 and Sculpture 1. Here, the students are intent on chiseling their works. Culhane has an M.A. in Art (Sculpture), The University of Iowa, and a B.A. in Fine Arts (High Honors), Colgate University, and has exhibited his sculptures in many galleries.