Bryan Tedrick is no stranger to Cloverdale as he has exhibited his sculptures in Cloverdale in the past. Many people remember the first visit of Bryan’s "Bull" sculpture in 2010 and its return for the 10th anniversary of the Cloverdale Annual Sculpture Exhibit. This year there are two Tedrick sculptures in the Sculpture Trail, one in Cloverdale and one in Geyserville.
In Cloverdale, Bryan has a sculpture titled "Fishing", which is 120 inches tall x 52 inches wide and 48 inches deep. It was created of steel, stainless steel, found metal and glass marbles. Bryan feels any durable material is fair game in the creating process, although steel is usually best for actual connections between mediums. This whimsical sculpture is located in front of the Towers Gallery at N. Cloverdale Boulevard and 3rd Street.
"Sirbent" is a kinetic sculpture which turns on a stanchion. This piece originated from a found piece of redwood that forms an eye shape. Bryan simply created a body to match the eye. It is a humorous sculpture, yet mildly menacing. It is meant to be fun, non-serious, and visually intriguing. "Sirbent" is located at the south end of Geyserville Avenue near the entrance/exit of Highway 101. Erickson Fine Art Gallery is the sponsor of "Sirbent".
According to Bryan, "There are precious moments when the mind is quiet and I can enjoy my senses without interference. Sculpting, at its best, includes such moments. Balancing space, mass, texture, color, line, pattern, weight, and proportion is a visual pleasure. Harmony is something I feel; analysis is secondary. While I may have a general idea in mind when creating a sculpture, the passages that constitute the whole are a surprise to me. I grab elements that are near at hand, realizing that chance and spontaneity are keys to accessing fresh visual territory. This maundering exploration often involves stumbling corrections and meandering whimsy, but eventually concludes with a satisfying map of the journey."
Photo by Tedd Peterson