Since 2007, Eric has been creating mortar and wood sculptures, which have evolved with the addition of glass, metal, stone and small found objects.
The Birds and Wild Birds are an abstract interpretation of watercolor paintings Eric did while living in Hoboken, depicting the variety of birds feeding on his fire escape. He carefully sliced small pieces of wood to create the suggestion of wings.
“Much of my work is meant to be held and played with, like some kind of fine art toys. My works have a quantum nature about them that incorporates elements of architecture, painting, drawing and sculpture. They can be arranged and rearranged, offering infinite compositional possibilities and experiences. Viewed individually, they resemble rare objects that beg to be explored and appreciated for their intriguing depth and complexity.”
His large-scale sculpture, the Essex Column, is on permanent exhibit at the Wildflower Sculpture Park in South Mountain Reservation. Another large piece recently won ‘First in Sculpture’ at the JCC Juried Show in Whippany.
His work has been exhibited throughout Essex County. One chronicler of the New York art scene has called his sculptures “beautifully simple and mysterious”, and commented, “There is something new under the sun!”