Aleph Geddis


b. 1973, Orcas Island, WA; Lives and works in Bali and Seattle, WA

The sculptural works of Aleph Geddis live at the intersection of traditional methods and modernist forms, informed by a lifetime fascination with the foundational structures of the world. Growing up on Orcas Island in the Pacific Northwest, Geddis spent many hours with his stepfather, a sculptor, carver, and builder of wooden boats. Steeped in this rich environment, his early works drew inspiration from the stylized naturalism of Northwest Coast Native carvings, and later, from all he saw on a family trip to Japan.

As his work evolves, there remains a consistent engagement with the simple elegance of natural forms. His recent works travel directly into the integral shapes of the Platonic solids, which Geddis experiences as holding a truth beyond human subjectivity, and a magical existence that precedes us and will outlast us.  A dedicated traveler and artisan, Geddis brings his work with him wherever he goes, continuing to use these forms as a place to explore the paradoxes that surround him, and to make an offering of beauty and integrity back into the world.  Geddis’ work has been included in numerous exhibitions including the Bellevue Arts Museum.  He currently has a large-scale sculpture on permanent view at the Filson Flagship store in Seattle, WA.