Katie Gingrass Gallery

Stephan Goetschius

This body of work can be described as ceremonial or pertaining to ritual. Goetschius' intent is to communicate presence. The objects exude a presence and it is his hope that the audience gains a new perspective or awareness of their own presence, i.e., their occupancy.

The Mandala is an ancient sacred object that invites the viewer to stop, rest, and reconcile the turmoil of the mind. It is a tool for contemplation and meditation. This form represents an attendance to consciousness.

The figure, although abstracted, is an indication of physical presence. They speak of the body, its personality, and relationships between bodies, both intimate (family) and gross (collective society).