William Accorci... his career path

Born in Pittsburg, in Pennsylvania, William Accorsi has been writing children’s books since High School, and later on, he began teaching in an elementary school in Ohio, before settling in Martha’s Vineyard.

Since 1962, he resides in New-York, beginning his career as a professional designer. At the same time, he transmits his knowledge to students of the New-York School of Visual Arts.

Many art collectors take a lively interest in his work, which has been exhibited in many American Museums and Galleries, for example, Museum of Modern Art, Folk Art Museum, American Craft Museum of New-York, Santa Fé Museum, Smithonian Museum...

About the american dream...

After having fully explored the history of mobile toys’, including the European and Asian automatic versions, and the elegant little mechanic figurines of the XVIIIth century, to today’s massive toy production line, William Accorci creates his mobile, immobile and swinging sculptures, from a vast array recycled material, wood, metal...

The “moving sculptures” are representative of a world of massive consumerism where the traditional link is idyllic, but also sometimes cruel, caught between nature and mankind.

Forever faithful to an enchanting childlike world, the creative concept of “sculpture-toys” strives to be educative but playful, as it stimulates the imagination through an original kind of reading.

The ingeniousness of the assembly of these sculpture-puzzles, in joyous harmony with pure smooth forms and bright acidic colours, not unlike the American patchworks so familiar in American  culture, confers a fresh youthful naivety of these sculptures, over which time has no influence.

The “erotic puzzles”... The artist plays with the emotional and affective world of adults; a disenchanted world where derision and mockery, impertinence, arrogance and disillusionment are blended...one could see here a cheeky little provocation towards the puritan side of America...

In any case, there remains the ever same creative drive, the impulse that lives within the artist’s heart and soul, that connects him to nature!