ErganicŪ (ergonomic+organic) design refers to organic forms efficiently and expressively abstracted within a minimalist and primarily rectilinear system; a visual expression that embodies both the organic and the technical. These living forms are abstracted to have a semi-pixelated or desktop icon-like appearance reminiscent of signage or digital imagery.

My sculptures are physical examples of this theme. The striking and dynamic qualities of living forms are contrasted with the rigid and inanimate qualities of steel.

Growing up in the 1970's and 1980's, I was influenced by the emergence of the Personal Computer and computer-generated imagery. My artistic aesthetic is inspired by the "primitive", 8-bit graphics of early video games and the graphic user interface (GUI) of personal computers.

Perhaps most importantly, these "digital" forms and characters have been transported out of cyberspace's digital realm and thrust into the physical, Real world as steel icons representing various activities, animal forms, and organic themes. In an age of easy duplication, these original sculptures are unique, "hardcopy" icons for your real life desktop!

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Works-in-progress

"Spirit of Oregon Industry" on left and "Erganic Cyclist" on right

This is an image of two recent works-in-progress; on the left is a metal landscape with mountains, flowing water, a downed tree, and high-tension power lines towards the back. On the right is a stylized bike messenger sculpture titled
"Sprinter"

This figurative sculpture is intended to resemble a sprinter. 2006 Erganic and AJ Fisher Design.
"Wheelchair Racer"

Patrons with wheelchairs at the Art & the Vineyard 2005 event inspired this piece. 2006 Erganic and AJ Fisher Design.
"Breakdancer #1"
This breakdancer is doing a head-stand. 2005 AJ Fisher Design. Erganic Design.
"Breakdancer #2"
This breakdancer in the process of a six-step. 2005 AJ Fisher Design. Erganic Design.
"Scales of Justice"

Erganic Scales of Justice. 2010 Erganic and AJ Fisher Design.
"John Doe"

Erganic John Doe. 2008 Erganic and AJ Fisher Design.
"Pony"

A small, simple Pony complete with a chunky saddle and a wire-cable set of reins. Erganic Design. 2007 Erganic and AJ Fisher Design.
"Bark-O"
This sculpture represents a doberman puppy. 2005 AJ Fisher Design. Erganic Design.
"Strut"

 2005 AJ Fisher Design. Erganic Design.
"Sasquatch"
A Sasquatch or Bigfoot. 2006 AJ Fisher Design. Erganic Design.
"Serpent"
A serpent slung over a t-shaped perch. 2006 AJ Fisher Design. Erganic Design.
"Dancers"

Two people, dancing together. 2005 AJ Fisher Design. Erganic Design.
"Last Dance"

An Erganic Entertainer. 2006 Erganic and AJ Fisher Design.
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