Keith Plummer Bone Sculpture
I believe birth is a pathway to eternity. Bones remain the sole witness of a mortal existence and provide a narrative of our earthly life. My work shows that death is not morbid, but simply the end of growth; I strive to resurrect forgotten spirits and recover stories of those deceased. In my sculptures, bones have a voice and can speak for themselves.
Keith Plummer, born in 1954 in Damariscotta, currently resides on Oyster Creek in Coastal Maine. He has studied metal smithing with Micheal Good and attended numerous workshops at Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. Keith is a self taught sculptor whose experimental evolution has led him to create a body of work that incorporates the precision of metallurgy with an inventive transformation of bone into anthropomorphic form. His concept pieces evoke contemplation about the significance of bones as a narrative of the human condition.
Mr. Plummer has exhibited in numerous galleries in Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York. His work has been featured in The Woven Tale Press, Exquisite Arts and Vellum Magazine. Recently his sculpture won first place in Cape Cod Art Association’s “Artist’s Vision” exhibit, 3rd place in “Arts of Humanity”, International Online Gallery of Art’s exhibit, award of excellence for “New Beginnings”, Manhattan International Online Gallery’s exhibit, and honorable recognition in Contemporary Gallery of the Art’s open theme competition.
Judges have noted the following about Keith Plummer’s sculptures:
“These are really interesting because they do show an aged, even ancient influence, but reinvent it as something contemporary; also do not evoke any classical form of art, but cultures that remain mostly unknown and/or misunderstood; these are spiritual, especially because of the presence of the carver’s hand; working in bone always builds tension between the forces of birth and death in the material and the undeniable life inside the artist that manipulates it; (this work is) primal and regal at the same time.”