Only stock rounds were used to resemble the likes of a gesture drawing expressing movement forward and up. Arms out stretched and open, the gesture-like figure radiates and celebrates life with smooth and fluid lines. Beauty and grace are revealed with each line. With each point of view, the observer sees and experiences new movement and impressions.
Gregory M. Mendez, born 1981, Decatur, Indiana, was first introduced to sculpture at the age of 10 through private art lessons. In 2000, he graduated from Bellmont High School, and pursued every opportunity to immerse himself in the study and practice of fine arts. Gregory received an art scholarship from the University of St. Francis Ft. Wayne, Indiana and graduated in 2006 earning a B.F.A. Today, Gregory is using the knowledge gained through his schooling and apprenticeships to combine the mediums of steel and scagliola to exemplify a new dimension of classical sculpture. In addition to his permanently placed public works and commissions, he also participates in community development by chairing a committee promoting public art on a local level.