Sculpture by Ricardo Puémape

“A beautiful sculpture is the result of a complete interaction between the sculptor and the medium. The initial shape of the medium, its size, color, texture, its “strengths” have to be allowed to influence the subject matter and its final appearance. The result should reflect respect for the medium and a willingness to explore its limits. The inherent “flavour” of the medium will be used to its fullest potential”.

About Ricardo Puémape:

Ricardo Puémape was born in Lima, Peru. He was carving sculptures in chalk and wood as a small child. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in December 1975 (with emphasis in drawing, oil painting and sculpture). He then studied Architecture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University at Blacksburg. He obtained a Master of Architecture Degree from Virginia Tech in July 1978. Ricardo is on the teaching staff at the Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria where he teaches stone sculpture and wood sculpture. Some of his sculptures are in private collections in Europe and the United States.

Ricardo is a practicing Registered Architect in the State of Texas.

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