My sculpture work concerns itself with the information both inherent and hidden in the iconic forms and the materials of our natural world. The sculpture pieces mimic or derive from recognizable (usually) biomorphic forms, often enlarged or altered and often developed into more minimal statements and purpose.
Dellert makes collages using natural materials such as leaves, flower petals, onion and garlic skins, wasp nests as well as vintage atlases, vintage sheet music combined with handmade papers, and found objects. These materials are combined into minimalist statements, often with an ecological backstory, using varied substrates from found rusted metal sheets to images taken in Japan and laser printed on washi.
His collages juxtapose manmade materials and objects, often in a decaying state, with materials from Nature. These natural materials have been cut up and then reassembled and used as pixels in very exacting constructions of geometric shapes. Often circles, squares and rectangles are employed to give the work a new structure outside or beside that which it had originally. Dellert is attempting to show us how the built environment decays, much as Nature decays, but that there is both a beauty and a
lesson in observing this process.