Arts in Foggy Bottom 2010
For over 20 years Chyatte’s dramatic structural forms have invited viewers to touch and experience unique tactile and resonant qualities. His pieces capture moments and design by integrating the relationship of structure and function with the fusion of metals and stone. His inspiration is egalitarianism, which provides the cornerstone of a society whose strength lies in the commonality of the human condition. Chyatte reflects these beliefs by using solid materials, drawn from the earth, that are chosen for their resilient properties, textures, sounds, and hues. Chyatte explains, “to me, sculpture is like speaking another language, expressing ideas and emotions without clear translations, leaving room for interpretation. Through sculpture, thoughts obtain a permanency.” His latest creation Genesis represents a minimalistic interpretation of society’s interconnectedness and its desire to build an unfaltering foundation for future generations.