Form in Red by Joe Forrest Sackett - Winner 2019 Most Inspiring Award


Artist Joe Forrest Sackett

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Festival Plaza West (pumphouse)
painted steel

Artist Statement

My work is often abstract and sometimes geometrically based. Themes are varied. I want my work to be provocative. I also want things to look good. I value craftsmanship, and I take pleasure in doing my own labor. I use simple materials like wood or steel and work to make something memorable from them. Techniques include welding, forging, casting, and carving. I have created sculptural works for numerous municipal and university outdoor sculpture exhibitions in several states, and I make smaller work suitable for indoor exhibition. My work is in private collections in New Mexico and elsewhere.

"Form In Red" is an abstract geometrical study. It's a three-dimensional trapezoidal object, including positive and negative spaces, assembled from ten individual two-dimensional trapezoid plates. The idea was to create a pleasingly space-filling form from flat components while maintaining a consistent discipline.