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Eric Sarbach

Freelance Artist & Sculptor

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‘The American Still Life’ 2010 B Photograph of a still life 24”x33” Not just trying to have fun with a fryer, the act of altering that that is perfectly fine on its own, is a trait of western society that has been taken to extremes. From the local restaurateur to the drug companies, we are some how driven to modify without thinking of the consequences of the long term affects. Decades of over indulgence have placed us addiction to easily accessible foods and products. Crushed velvet, fried fruit and a clear plastic bowl were used to make this piece.
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Forged Rooster
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forged blacksmithed table
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ornate celtic influenced piece.
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Lamp, forged metal, and glass
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Blacksmithed railings
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Organic lined gate powder coated
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Traditional Gate powder coated
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Frank Loyd Wright inspired gate powder coated
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‘Relation’ 2008 Fabricated and forged Stainless Steel 48”Width x 8”Depth x 72”Height Playing with balance the delicate relation between two people, in how two can be similar in form and function; elegantly bound together. The whole piece just sits in one hole in the base 1.0625”
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‘Dead End Eric, Stop Procrastinating’ 2010 This was an exercise intended to free up that which can move me forward. The mirrored head is intended to draw a relationship with the viewer. The connection that at times seems uneasy interacting with yourself proved to be the most unexpected part of the piece. The unease that we feel while we procrastinate is hard to face. This is only one of the different scenarios that the cube can be used, with slightly different out comes.
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‘Industrial Landscape’ 2004 Mild Steel, round head rivets, oil based paint 32”Width x 4”Depth x 102”Height Directly affected by my surroundings while working on the Mississippi the work I produced for a show took a turn. Working on and off shore with barges and tankers full of refined and unrefined oil, I was submersed in a very foreign place. Your perspective sometimes reduced to the smallest detail to find some redeeming quality to your surroundings.I started sketching this new landscape with steel canvases. Stitching together all these gathered up random places, exploring where it took me. This particular piece has over one hundred formed and functional round-headed rivets. Various tools where fashioned to be able to put this structure together. There is nothing welded on this piece. Hot rivets hold the work together, and all forms were either bent to shape or hammered into their forms. It is an abstract representation of the barges I worked on each day.
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‘Healing Waters’ 2007 Stainless Steel, Aluminum, water pump 36”Width x 3”Depth x 78”Height A very specific piece in response to a life-changing event brought forth this fountain. After traumatic fire that almost took my sight and caused severe burns on my left hand, this was the first piece I was able to finish almost a year to the date of the injuries. Precisely motivated to produce a complex form that functioned both as a cathartic method and a rehabilitating process resulted in a successful work.
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Steel, Steel braided cable, and one Television Set 72”Width x 120”Length x 216”Height As like most people in the world, distraction along with its cousin procrastination had, and has a strong hold on its place in my life. An attempt to vanquish said distraction from the everyday took on a symbol. The symbol was a slingshot for which to launch the distraction out of my life metaphorically. Though a successful image, as it conveyed the idea, it was not successful in that since it did not function as a proper slingshot, although it mimicked one quite well; it never launched.
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Mild Steel, 28 nuts and bolts, variety or spray paint 44”Width x 30”Height x 4”Depth In the south there is a particular sky that has almost a pattern to it. The clouds to blue sky ratio is one of almost perfect proportions. If it lasts into the night while you are on a barge, some distant dock way down River Road where the lights are few. There is not much to compare to lying on your back on the deck of a barge as you sway, rise and fall; looking at the patterned sky above in the midnight hours.
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Lights, Steel, Wireless Camera, ½ Horse powered motor, Projector, Gears, Springs, Light Control box, Reed Switches, Round projection Screen 10’x 12with a throw of the lever it was activated. The motor was engaged which drove a wheel across a steel ring, which surrounded the base. This ring had an arm attached, which rotated around the base. Attached to the arm was a camera mounted on an exposed worm gear allowing it to spin horizontally with the arm and rotate vertically clockwise. the arm spun around the base it activated switches that would light up eight different areas separately. The activity from the camera is being broadcast the projector in the middle of the piece, straight up onto a screen that rides on the top ring. The activation arm has a spring at a tension that pulls the arm back into the start position. it switches off the motor. This randomly stops, spot light illumination the area that the camera fixed on. fabricated piece shakes, emits sounds much like carnival rides.
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Steel, wireless camera, television and wireless receiver. An introspective look at yourself visually. A reaction as an artist as sometimes the focus of a particular event or gallery opening, this was an attempt through a playful interaction to put the focus on the viewer themselves. Successful in the fact that the audience did get to see them selves but not convinced this had the desired affect of uncomfortable focus. Unsuccessful as it seems the viewers had a bit too much fun with it and the intent was lost unless accompanied by my explanation that seemed to put the focus back onto the artist
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Aluminum 36”Width x 22”Depth x 108”Height The last to date in this style, this was an attempt to breath some life in a style that my collectors seem to find joy in, though it is more a exercise in form and manipulation. Ironically I am the one being formed and calmly walked down a narrow path. Although I have mastered to some extent this method I can still find ways to challenge myself in this approach to art making.
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Showing from undergraduate until about 2009
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Martha Weinberg - Over 30 days ago
Eric….
Enjoyed seeing your recent work!!!
Have tried to seek u out over the ears to thank you for your kind letter so many years ago.
Barth's Dad had just passed and in all the chaos I misplaced your letter!
Sooorry!!!
I am still playing with clay…
Love it…but…as Barth says..we r a not-for-profit organization!!!
But…I love the process and the calm I derive from it!!!
Hoping all is well with you and the family.
My love to your Mom and Dad…
Martha Weinberg
PS….Especially love the rooster.It is delightful!!!
We have thoroughly enjoyed those end tables u made for us back in New Orleans!!!
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About Me:
ERIC SARBACH

EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts/ Graduate 2013 / OTIS College of Art and Design

Master of Fine Arts/ MFA–not completed / University of Tennessee

Bachelor of Fine Arts/ BFA ’93 – Louisiana State University

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2007-present Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
• Independent Study
2003-2007 University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN
• Tools and Techniques
• Blacksmithing / Spring 2006
• Teaching Assistant 3-D Design / Fall 2005
1998-2001 Tulane University New Orleans, LA
• Welding and Fabrication

2000 New Orleans Recreation Department New Orleans, LA
• Art/ Sculpture for 8-11 year olds

PROFESIONAL EXPERIENCE
2007-present Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
Sculpture Technician
• Sculpture facilities Maintenance and...
Location
Los Angeles, California, United States