Christopher Norman's work is an exploration of form in natural materials. His work references familiar forms produced throughout history as domestic vessels, architectural shapes, and mathematical ideals. From within these vocabularies, he creates forms in scales and contexts that render a shift from the original. Norman's form-making is strictly subtractive, and due to the hidden qualities of the raw material, each piece is the result of an initial idea shifted by the discovery during the dance with the material. The relationship between form, material, and process is at the heart of Norman's work. Norman's influences include; the exoticism of ancient Egyptian and Grecco-Roman forms; the super-human scale of the industrial landscape of his native Michigan; and the monumental Minimalist sculpture American 60's, and 70's.