Starting with bent steel pipes, Clement diligently, but playfully, cuts, bends, joins, and welds the pipes into interweaving and interconnecting arrangements. Thus, Clement transforms his industrial material into a whimsical and monumental line drawing in space. These sculptures appear to defy gravity as they swoop and swivel in the air. Endlessly devoted to the geometry of the arc and the massive, man-made steel, Clement refines them into something organic and whimsical, yet grounded both physically and traditionally.
Referencing time and space, John Clement’s sculptures are painted in vibrant, primary colors creating a child-like playfulness in a world filled with imagination, hope and potential. Despite the large scale and solidity of his medium, Clement’s work celebrates the joy of movement and the rediscovery of space while altering our view of the surrounding landscape.