Welcome to a visual tour of Pat Keck's studio. This is where, for over 30 years, Keck has taken raw wood, in some cases logs, and carved her sculptures. All are painted and dressed by her and many have articulated limbs and heads. The simplest are activated by hand, and the more complex by intricate computers inside. Many large scale sculptures are interactive.
The sculptures reflect the artist's sense of humor, her serious playfulness and her superb craftsmanship. They are also informed by Keck's love of music, literature and by her first rate intellect. She is, in my opinion, one of the very true artists working today who stand apart from the environment of art for investment.
Keck is a founding member of the World Sculpture Racing Society, and her works are included in public collections including the Addison Gallery of American Art, Boston Public Library, The New York Public Library, the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, the Art Complex Museum and other private collections.
When asked for a quote Pat Keck offered this: "Most of my pieces are quite labor intensive so I have a lot of time to brood about the significance of it all as I'm working. Believe me you do not want to read about it."
Anne MacDougall Einstein
photographs by Milton Adams