Craig Schaffer

Artwork

Animal - Vegetable

Craig Schaffer

Animal - Vegetable

Steel

12 x 19 x 10 in

$1,900.00

Firework, 2010

Craig Schaffer

Firework, 2010

Steel

15 x 15 x 12 in

$2,400.00

Kouros, 2018

Craig Schaffer

Kouros, 2018

Bronze with Steel Base

39.50 x 18 x 7 in

$4,800.00

The Square Takes Flight

Craig Schaffer

The Square Takes Flight

Bronze and Steel

27 x 31 x 24 in

$11,000.00

Double Helix Genesis , 2017

Craig Schaffer

Double Helix Genesis , 2017

Marble

18.75 x 18.75 x 9 in

$19,000.00

Getting the Yang of It, 2012

Craig Schaffer

Getting the Yang of It, 2012

Lacquered Steel

60 x 75 x 48 in

$38,000.00

Tectonic Ying Yang , 2018

Craig Schaffer

Tectonic Ying Yang , 2018

Painted Bronze

22.25 x 18 x 11 in

$19,000.00

Appoximations, 2013

Craig Schaffer

Appoximations, 2013

Steel

12 x 19 x 11 in

$2,400.00

Green Emergence

Craig Schaffer

Green Emergence

Painted Bronze

29 x 23 x 12 in

$8,800.00

Open/Close , 1999

Craig Schaffer

Open/Close , 1999

Bronze

25 x 30 x 22 in

$12,000.00

Very BZ, 2015

Craig Schaffer

Very BZ, 2015

Painted Bronze

24 x 18 x 19 in

$7,500.00

Gallo Verde II, 2017

Craig Schaffer

Gallo Verde II, 2017

Painted Bronze

32 x 26 x 18 in

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Ploy Wanna Fractal III, 2017

Craig Schaffer

Ploy Wanna Fractal III, 2017

Painted Bronze

29 x 24 x 18 in

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Expanding Galaxy, 2010

Craig Schaffer

Expanding Galaxy, 2010

PaintedSteel

31 x 24 x 17 in

$6,500.00

High Gear , 2004

Craig Schaffer

High Gear , 2004

Bronze on Marble Base

21 x 23 x 12 in

$5,000.00

Spiral Squares

Craig Schaffer

Spiral Squares

Painted Bronze

28 x 38 x 10 in

$8,500.00

A Rose Is. . .

Craig Schaffer

A Rose Is. . .

Bronze

24 x 25 x 24 in

$16,000.00

Garden Goddess , 2017

Craig Schaffer

Garden Goddess , 2017

Painted Bronze

46 x 29 x 23 in

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Square Roots, 2010

Craig Schaffer

Square Roots, 2010

Steel, Copper

17 x 23 x 15 in

Price on Request

Firebird, 2013

Craig Schaffer

Firebird, 2013

Steel

56 x 39 x 30 in

$15,000.00

Jaws of Spring , 2018

Craig Schaffer

Jaws of Spring , 2018

Painted Steel

23 x 35 x 15 in

$6,500.00

Starry Evening, 2012

Craig Schaffer

Starry Evening, 2012

Painted Bronze

29 x 19 x 19 in

$7,500.00

Dance of Shiva , 2009

Craig Schaffer

Dance of Shiva , 2009

Painted Steel

21 x 26 x 17 in

$4,500.00

Germination

Craig Schaffer

Germination

Steel

81 x 46 x 40 in

$25,000.00

Stride, 2018

Craig Schaffer

Stride, 2018

Painted Steel

39 x 18 x 7 in

$4,800.00

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Craig Schaffer
American, b. 1949 Craig Schaffer’s Welded Fractal Series is inspired by the infinitely repetitive building blocks of all elements of life. In his sculptures, Craig explores the shapes created by the stems and leaves of plants as they reach for the light, the convoluted unfurling of clouds, the formation and fracturing of mountains, and the jaggedness of the coastline as it kisses the sea. Real life is nonlinear and reflective, so the spiraled paths carved in our consciousness by these natural processes are mirrored in Craig’s work. His sculptures are dynamic and powerful meditations on the reality of repetition in nature and life. This series was featured in the Morgan Stanley Garden at the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The garden is inspired by the fractal geometry and patterns found in nature, music, art, and communities. A sinuous path moves through three distinct garden areas, from verdant woodland to a central oak loggia and out onto a sun-drenched terrace. The Garden was designed by Chris Beardshaw and won Best Show and the Silver Gilt medal. See pictures and read more about the garden here The Infinite Loop sculptures use forms with infinite surfaces to expand our concepts of processes usually viewed as linear. Turning the classic 2-part hourglass form inside-out could embody cyclical Time. Making the DNA double helix into an infinite form addresses the cyclical and reflexive nature of Life. Throughout history, the spiral has always been one of the most fundamental and symbolically essential shapes in science, art, and philosophy. In recent studies of complex phenomena, scientists have discovered that the spiral is even more prevalent and meaningful than previously thought. In measuring and mapping with computers, the profoundly complex and sensitive interactions within and between dynamic systems, researchers have found varied yet similar patterns and rhythms across all orders of magnitude and between organic and inorganic systems. In one sense scientists have proven what artists and philosophers have known all along- that all things in existence are bound together, and that through their coevolution and parallel evolutions produce meaningful rhythms and patterns that are sometimes easy to observe yet difficult to quantify. These sculptures contain spirals, each formed with different units and different interactions. They are also inspired by fractals, shapes that repeat themselves in ever-decreasing size. They are not illustrations of any specific phenomena but, instead, grow in the same reflexive manner as real-life forms and systems. Craig Schaffer received his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz and his M.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, Craig maintains two studios: one in Washington, D.C. and the other in Pietrasanta, Italy. Craig has completed public commissions for the Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies, the Mathematical Association of America, Brown Tower Mathematics Building at Ohio State University, Baptist Hospital Desoto in Memphis, the Hualien Cultural Center in Taiwan, the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Community Center in Columbus, and the Robins Center for Philanthropy.
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