Thursday, February 14, 2013
Open House Features New Book by Ho Baron
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Friends and neighbors, fellow artists, kindred spirits,
I’ve written and published a book about my sculpture, “Gods for Future Religions.” Although the book is already available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, its official release will take place at my open house Sunday, February 24, 1-5pm. The event is a book signing, and I invite all to visit, only to purchase the book if you wish but also to see a collection of figurative, surreal sculptures that’s a trip to experience. The book itself is a colorful work of art, and it sells for $19.95. Also I’d like you to see my “Dysfunctional Family Tree,” a new work in progress.
I’ve spent 30 years creating a collection of 300 sculptures. My book weaves a story of a mythical kingdom where my sculptures play Jungian archetypal roles. Personal anecdotes and observations enhance the narrative, while the book also highlights samples of my earlier pen-and-ink drawings and experimental drawing photographs.
“Illuminated by the artist’s engaging insight,” one book reviewer noted. He labeled the book “part monograph, part manifesto” and in a flattering stretch described me as “H. R. Giger meets Keith Haring.” “Baron’s title, although meant to be tongue-in-cheek, signifies the cosmic nature of his art. His pieces appear as if they were discovered among the ruins of some Mesoamerican tribe theorized to have communicated with extraterrestrial beings.”
I hope to see you Sunday, otherwise look for me on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. When the world’s had enough of its existing gods, it’ll need new ones . . . and with my sculptures, I’m ready! - Ho Baron