In his sculptural works Jim Croke bends, twists, manipulates and assembles discarded metal to create beautiful reliefs and three dimensional pieces. These reliefs are transformed into animated objects changing with the movement of light across their surface. They cast intricate shadows that dance upon the wall incorporating it within the overall aesthetic quality of the work.
In the same way that Croke builds his reliefs, adding layers and complexity, his drawings also demonstrate a layering that is comprised of small marks which combine to form a complex matrix in which the illusion of depth is a primary concern. Croke plays off his drawings and sculptures against each other ? in one the illusion of depth is created on a flat surface and in the other the three dimensional object is treated as if it is two dimensional; hung on the wall. The interplay between drawing and sculpture invites the viewer to consider their preconceptions about both.