Bio & Statement:
Damien Priour recalls youthful fantasies of underwater architecture and an Atlantis-like civilization below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. In the 1970s, he discovered this combination of materials which challenged him as a sculptor and could evoke the importance that sky and water had for him in his formative years. His architectural-scale works of cut and sand-blasted glass and fossilized Texas stone are commemorative in nature. They have a dual presence of durability and fragility, tracking time and it's effects.