Kelman Art & Design Studio
I’ve done many jobs, all related to using my hands, my eyes, intellect and imagination. I snapped pictures with my Kodak box camera, called in the cows before dawn, cleaned cars, sorted and welded automobile parts, designed cutting tools, treated children with smallpox in Nigeria, entire families in Zimbabwe, (photographing everything around), researched damage of DNA by viruses and by anticancer platinum drugs, guided my Ph.D. students and trained medical students, served for decades as radiation oncologist, (making 3D sculptures of energy deposition in the body to induce cancers to be vanquished from within). Then in 2000 returned full time to sculpture and Photography, taking time to pick up leaves, old rusty metal run over by cars and constantly imagining new shapes that recapitulate everything I have ever touched.
In all I have done, it’s the celebration of nature, and humanity that engages me the most. In the last 10 years I have transitioned to photographs that evoke more than the subjects photographed. I intend my art to uplift, inspire and confront social values. My sculpture exploits discoveries from my photography. My intent is form which is impressive and hopefully inspirational for others.