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"I am a sculptor of dreams,” says Richard Jaworowski. “I do not carve to represent reality. The fluid line, the gentle swell of human form, and the fleeting images of nature’s beauty are the elements I need to create, and what I shape to capture the deeper emotions of the mind. The perception of beauty with no need to define, and the desire to touch and explore each piece are the reactions I desire.” Working predominantely in Vermont marble, Jaworowski strives to release the natural beauty within the stone, hoping that the viewer will find an intrinsic and kinesthetic pleasure in each sculpture.

A self-taught sculptor, Jaworowski began to carve some 30 years ago with only a hammer and a few chisels. But in 1987, while watching the Mr. Rogers show with his two-yearold son, Jaworowski saw a California sculptor using power tools. “Now,” he says, “I use anything that will cut or shape stone: grinders, hammer drills, saws, and especially my rotary file. The finishing process, however, is all done by hand, using files and rasps, diamond sanding pads, sanding stones, and wet and dry sandpapers.”

Jaworowski was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania; he came to Connecticut to attend Southern Connecticut State University and he has lived in Willimantic for 23 years. His work has been exhibited in galleries in New England, Pennsylvania, and Florida and was selected for the 42nd annual exhibition of the National Sculpture Society in New York. Jaworowski’s sculptures are included in public and private collections throughout the United States, including the Museum of Art and Science in Daytona Beach, Florida; KPMG Peat Marwick in Hartford and Stamford; Baystate Medical Center in Massachusetts; and the UConn Medical Center.

October 23 – December 30, 2005
Babbidge Library, Stevens Gallery
• Curator: David Kapp