Friday, August 06, 2004


We live in a culture which is influenced by the idea that what we make is either real or abstract. This WYSIWYG view of the world leaves little room for the creative. The notion that a figure has no design or authorship began with the false belief that Rodin made a life cast and was not able to sculpt a figure that equaled the forms of life. The hidden structure is no different than the directed space of a Calder mobile. The form is different but the creation of space is much the same.

Faced with an art world that was transforming from the solid to the ethereal his invention of the mobile was rooted in the movement that also caught the eye of Picasso and the Futurists. Boccioni in Unique forms found a way to sculpt motion, The structure of Calders mobiles sculpts space with the armature of steel much like the Impressionists revealed the sub structure of Ingres.

This new structure fit in very well with the architectural striping bare of the International School, form and function.


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