Edward Gibney's exhibit "Conversations with Stone" is currently on display at the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum's (EAGM) Gallery II.
In his artist statement, Gibney said the name of this exhibition is derived from the process of working with glacial erratics, which is an organic stone material. Gibney said he has to deal with imperfections and the predisposed nature of the object.
"In the case of working with stone, one cannot simply impose his or her will on the material," Gibney said in his statement. "I have found that it is more like a collaboration or a conversation."
If he wants to break the stone in a certain manner, it replies by breaking in a different way. He can respond by either throwing the stone away or "listening" to what the stone wants, and changing his initial idea.
"To me this is having a conversation with a stone and my most successful abstract sculptures have developed because of my ability to adapt to what the stone wants to be," said Gibney.
Most of his works deal with the conflicts of man and nature, and the beauty that arises from man-made and natural objects working together.
His thoughts are often connected to flow, the energy moving through the sculpture, and the line that draws the viewer's eye from place to place.
"Conversations with Stone" will remain at the EAGM until June 23.