"My current show at the Boston Sculptors Gallery includes new work created over the past three to four years. My studio is small so after completing a piece it goes into storage in order to protect it from damage while working on new sculptures. I usually create a mental picture of each finished sculpture, which helps me create new iterations or forge ahead in a new direction. But nothing substitutes seeing everything together in one space making this exhibition especially important for me personally as I pull together styles, techniques and materials I have been exploring for over forty years.
During our second reception on First Friday friends of mine witnessed a young couple take one of the carved and painted tangerines that is one of three in a piece I did entitled “Darling Clems” and place it into their bag. I was so busy talking to people and being charming my friends decided to take matters into their own hands and blocked the couple’s way as they started to leave the gallery. My friends, Barbara and Scott, demanded that the stolen tangerine be given back only to find out it was a real one and belonged to this couple, which they were using to compare to my carved and painted tangerine. My friends had thought they had seen a brazen attempt at theft and threw themselves into action."
-John Christian Anderson