Amore

Amore

Artist

John Kennedy

Material

Bronze

Location

Northwest Bellevue Community Center
9825 Northeast 24th Street
Bellevue
WA 98004
USA

Artist Statement

The interchangebetween male and female in all its complexity has always interested me as an artist. As an incurable romantic, I seek to capture the warmth and tender closeness, the caring feelings as well as the joy and often the whimsical side of these very personal human emotions. This is why I use the human body as a 'point of departure,' simplifying the figure to a lyrical composition. A sculpture should be a visual communicator, pleading, and even begging the viewer to participate, to understand, and to try to appreciate the very personal relationships and emotions I install in my figures.

-John Kennedy

About the Work

Originally selected for the 2000 Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition, the artwork was purchased following the exhibition by the Public Art Program.