My earliest sculptures were 3D realizations of my fairly detailed drawings. This approach led to developing a personal language and evolved into a more direct process where I entered into a dialogue with the stone with no preconceived direction, only to speak this language through this rock. 

This method is most akin to play- free-spirited exploring form, wherever it leads; like a child digging tunnels or building castles in the sand.

Beauty matters- classical elements are significant components of this language- line, curve, edge, proportion, negative space, texture… How they some to be in a new unique combination, that is my fun, my joy. On a good day, that joy is shared. 

Fred Briscoe was born in Evanston, Illinois in…..