The artist on the connection between shaping and sculpting
Alrik Yuill’s Costa Mesa, California, studio is practically a piece of art in itself. The floor is a collage of resin, foam dust, plaster, and clay all caked together in a beautiful mess on the concrete. Yuill is accustomed to this kind of disarray, spending nearly all his time in the space working on sculptures or mowing foam in the attached shaping bay. He even sleeps in a loft above the workspace. In the countless hours he spends working on stylized plaster waifs and unconventional hand-shapes, Yuill has developed a knack for using his hands to bring abstract concepts to life.