Painted Stoneware and Steel, 18" x 4" x 5"
My work sarcastically giggles at the seemingly stagnant constancy of individual awareness and the mysterious decay of time. Whether ritualistically constructing and destroying familiar architectural structures, or humorously modelling a figure as it passes from childhood to death, my work is a humble sculptural record of my ridiculous nihilistic perception of the infinitude of time. Each piece stands as a grotesque surreal testament to the indelible sting of nostalgia and regret. While my larger body of work that features the pain and beauty found in memories both forgotten and the discarded, it persistently coasts on the edge of reverence for the tradition of object making and the temporality of experiential performance. My practice provides me with a sarcastic personal vision of both the mundane static present and the anxious mysteries of the future.
William Fillmore was raised in Fullerton, California. He has had the great fortune to profess his passion for the studio arts for the last nine years as a professor of visual art at colleges and universities, from California, Indiana, North Carolina, and Upstate New York. William’s sculptural works features the pain and beauty found in memories both forgotten and the discarded. Each piece stands as a grotesque surrealistic testament to the indelible sting of nostalgia and regret.