Artistic Statement of Denis A. Yanashot
I employ different combinations of materials and methods in my sculpture. I am a stone carver and the inspiration for my stone work comes from plant, human and animal forms.
I also create mixed media assemblages, sculptures and mosaics. I use a variety of materials including found objects, scrap metal, stone, bone, antiques, river detritus and defunct anthracite industry coal and its byproducts.
I find it interesting to use these varied materials and sometimes obsolete objects for creating sculpture. My intent is to use these varied materials in combination to give them a new life or reincarnation as an art form.
I also like to create a body of work or series that reflects a theme or particular subject matter. These series can be based on animals, people or subjects such as the anthracite industry of Northeastern Pennsylvania.